Mars has announced the appointment of Abigail Stevenson as its new chief science officer (CSO).
In the new role, Stevenson will champion Mars’ involvement in scientific discovery. She will drive external partnerships with academia, non-governmental organisations and peers and provide leadership of the Mars science team, reporting to Nici Bush, vice president of science and technology for Mars.
Stevenson will assume the role of CSO this month and will continue her responsibilities as vice president of the Mars advanced research institute (MARI), which connects Mars with emerging science and technology. She will also oversee the Mars global food safety centre (GFSC), a research and training facility that supports a global network of partners and collaborators tackling significant food safety challenges facing the planet 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,” said Bush.
She continued: “I look forward to continuing to work with her as Mars pursues an ambitious science agenda throughout the business”.
Stevenson commented: “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. 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.”
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