Mars appoints Dr. Stevenson

Mars has appointed Dr. Abigail Stevenson as its Chief Science Officer. In her new role, Dr. Stevenson will lead Mars’ involvement in science discovery, driving external partnerships with academia, non-government organisations and peers. She’ll also be providing leadership for the Mars Science Leadership Team and reporting to Nici Bush, Vice President of Science and Technology for Mars.

Dr.Stevenson begins the role in October and will retain her responsibilities as Vice President of the Mars Advanced Research Institute (MARI). She will also oversee the Mars Global Food Safety Center (GFSC), a research and training facility at the centre of a network of partners and collaborators facing food safety challenges today.

“Mars’ commitment to science and technology is helping us solve consumer problems and address increasingly demanding global challenges. With more than 20 years of research experience, Abi brings the deep scientific experience needed to advance our business and make a positive impact on society,” commented Nici Bush, Vice President of Science and Technology at Mars. “I look forward to continuing to work with her as Mars pursues an ambitious science agenda throughout the business.”

“As the world around us continues to evolve, I am excited to be driving discoveries that have the potential to impact not only the future of our business, but also to improve the lives of people and pets around the world,” explained Dr. Stevenson. “I’m fortunate to be surrounded by some of the best and brightest scientists, researchers and professionals across the globe, and I’m looking forward to continuing our important work together.”

In her career with Mars, Dr. Stevenson has overseen research outputs and delivered solutions to food industry challenges. She has served in multiple roles with the Waltham Petcare Science Institute, including Head of Science Communications and Engagement, and was Director of the Mars GFSC from 2017 to 2020 before she become Vice President of MARI.

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