Travel retail company Hudson names new CEO; current chief to retire

Hudson, the travel retail company, announced a CEO transition, with its current leader retiring June 30.

CEO Roger Fordyce, who has been with the East Rutherford-based company for more than 30 years — including the last three as CEO — will be replaced by Jordi Martin-Consuegra, the company’s current executive vice president, chief administrative officer and deputy CEO.

“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,” Julián Díaz, CEO of Hudson parent Dufry Group, said in a prepared statement.

Martin-Consuegra has more than 25 years of business experience, including 15 with Hudson and Dufry.

“It is a true honor and privilege to be appointed as the new CEO of Hudson,” he said in a statement. “I wish to extend my sincere appreciation to the management teams and the board of directors for the confidence they’re instilling in me with their decision, and to the Hudson team members for their ongoing support throughout this journey.”

Brian Quinn will take over for Martin-Consuegra as deputy CEO, the company added. Quinn is currently executive vice president and chief operating officer.

Fordyce will continue to support the company in an advisory capacity, it said.

“Serving as CEO of Hudson has been the honor of my career,” he said in a statement. “Reflecting back, it’s truly remarkable to see how far this company has come over the years and the role we’ve played in transforming the travel retail industry.”