Anglo-Dutch food and consumer products giant Unilever has said that Anthony Simon, currently president of marketing foods division, is to retire on 1 August.

Simon, who has been with the company for 36 years, is to be succeeded by Anthonie Stal, currently chairman of Unilever Bestfoods in the Netherlands and chairman of the company's European spreads and cooking category.

Unilever said an announcement regarding Stal's successor will be made shortly.