Full Name
Douwe Bergsma
Job Title
Chief Marketing Officer
Piedmont Health
Speaker Bio
Douwe joined Piedmont as Chief Marketing Officer in 2020 and leads all the Brand Growth efforts, including communication, physician outreach, marketing and community education. Piedmont is a $6.5 Billion not-for-profit system that is empowering Georgians by leading the change in health care through 31.000 employees and 2800 Piedmont Clinic members who serve 3.4 million patients across 1400+ locations, including 22 hospitals, 80 Urgent- & Quick Care centers and a range state-of-the-art virtual and digital capabilities.
Before joining Piedmont, he led the P&L, marketing, innovation, shopper marketing, digital transformation, ecommerce, diversity and/or the capability development for many iconic consumer brands. He enjoyed many roles in marketing and sales in Europe and North America at Procter & Gamble for over 19 years and he was the Chief Marketing Officer at Georgia-Pacific for almost 9 years.
His industry- and business impact has been widely recognized through the Life Time Achievement Award (AMA Atlanta), induction in the Shopper Marketing Hall of Fame (P2P Institute), Creativity 50 (AdAge), Game Changer (The Drum), Top 10 Most Inspirational Business Leaders (CIO Views), Cojones Award (SXSW/nFusion), CMO of The Year (CGT; finalist), CMO Story Telling (Salesforce/CMO Club), CMO Diversity & Inclusion (Salesforce/CMO Club), CMO Innovation (Salesforce/CMO Club), Cannes Lions-, Effie-, Halo-, Webbie- and D&AD awards and invitations to present at 25+ events, including Cannes Lions, Effies, CES, ARF, ANA Masters of Marketing, Brand Week and the White House.

Driven by his passion to help people climb and organizations grow, he is very involved in industry efforts as the Dean for the Brand Marketers Academy at Cannes Lions, Board of Directors at the Association of National Advertisers (ANA), guest lecturer at NYU and GSU, member of several CMO organizations and Rotary Atlanta, public speaker, award judge and strong advocate of the international #SeeHer initiative, which aims to portray women accurately in the media.
He graduated from the School of Economics and Business at the University of Groningen, Netherlands.
Douwe Bergsma