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Unilever Food Solutions' Tracey Rogers to retire as MD

02 September 2016 by

Tracey Rogers, managing director, of Unilever Food Solutions is to retire from the business at the end of 2016 after 25 years' service.

Rogers will be succeeded by Hazel Detsiny, currently vice-president marketing global e-commerce for Unilever who will take up her role on 1 October.

"It's been very rewarding, taking on the many challenges faced by our business, but after 25 years with Unilever, and seven years as managing director of Unilever Food Solutions in the UK and Ireland, it's time to hand over the reins," said Rogers.

"As a commercial marketer with a wealth of experience in international business to business and FMCG organisations such as Shell, Manpower and Proctor and Gamble, Hazel has a proven track record of growing brands. I'm confident that Hazel will continue to drive the business forward and keep our customers' interests at the heart of everything we do."

Detsiny, who joined Unilever as a brand director in Europe in 2005, and is credited with turning around the Slimfast UK business, then went on to a role as VP Brand Building Foods and Ice Cream for the UK and Ireland and was responsible for growing brands including Knorr, PG and Hellmann's.

Detsiny commented: "Tracey has made many significant contributions during her seven years as managing director. She has shaped the strategic agenda and successfully led the Food Solutions team to deliver great results.

"Known for her sharp business mind, entrepreneurial spirit and service to our industry, Tracey is a leader never afraid to speak her mind for the greater good of the business and is going to be a tough act to follow - but I'm excited about the future and looking forward to the challenge."

Rogers began her career at Unilever as sales director in the Personal Care division after which she held the roles of vice-president personal care, senior vice-president household cleaners Europe and senior vice-president personal care Europe. Before her current role, she was the chair of Central Europe.

Rogers will officially retire on the 31 December this year to spend more time with her family

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