Hudson, a Dufry company with more than 1,000 stores in airports, commuter hubs, landmarks and tourist destinations across North America, on May 18 announced the planned stepping down of Chief Executive Officer Roger Fordyce after more than 30 years of service with the company, the last three as CEO.
While retiring from his responsibilities and moving into a more private life effective June 30, Fordyce will continue to support East Rutherford-based airport retailer in an advisory capacity. Jordi Martin-Consuegra, who currently serves as Hudson’s executive vice president, chief administrative officer and deputy chief executive officer, will be named CEO upon Fordyce’s retirement.
“Roger has been an instrumental part of the business for many years, and in the name of the Dufry board of directors and the management team, I would like to thank Roger for his longstanding leadership and his commitment to delivering strong short-term and long-term performance results across the company,” commented Julián Díaz, chief executive officer of Dufry. “For more than 30 years, Roger has acted with precision, helping to drive the evolution of travel retail in North America in alignment with the Dufry business model while serving as an example of operational excellence and industry prowess. We look forward to continuing to benefit from Roger’s valuable support in his advisory role.”
Martin-Consuegra has more than 25 years of business experience and has been with Hudson for 15 years. He is currently a member of Hudson’s executive committee and has been instrumental in the transformation of its business across people and culture, organization, technology and digital innovation.
Upon Martin-Consuegra’s appointment as Hudson’s chief executive officer on July 1, Brian Quinn will assume the role of deputy chief executive officer. Quinn, who has been with Hudson for more than 30 years, currently serves as executive vice president and chief operating officer and is responsible for the operational performance of Hudson’s stores across North America.