Serhat Unsal

Serhat Unsal, CEO, Dawn Foods
ROI Podcast Episode 55

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Serhat Unsal is the Chief Executive Officer of Jackson, MI-based Dawn Foods. Sharing CEO responsibilities with Carrie Jones-Barber, he leverages his extensive global leadership experience to help drive greater growth and success for Dawn. Unsal joined Dawn in early 2011. As President International from 2011-2016, he led Dawn’s global growth in the company’s key European markets along with emerging markets in Africa, Middle East, Asia/Pacific, and Latin America. In his four years as President, he doubled the international divisions’ operating profit by developing and deploying completely new regional strategies for Europe, LATAM and AMEAP. During the same period, he also led Dawn’s corporate strategy development & execution.

Prior to Dawn, Unsal spent 18 years with Unilever where he started his career as a Project Manager. By 2010, Unsal had risen to the role of Managing Director Unilever Foodsolutions Turkey, Central Asia & Caucasia. In this role, he doubled his division’s annual revenue and operating profit. He also served as a member of the Board of Directors for Unilever Turkey. Unsal earned a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from the University of Toronto.

About Dawn

At Dawn, we know that you make more than just food.

You make friendship.

You make joy.

And for a hundred years, Dawn has been right there with you. We know you count on our family to make moments memorable. That’s why we combine unmatched international manufacturing and distribution capabilities with our expertise, commitment and innovation to create bakery solutions for people all around the world.

We supply a complete line of quality, consistent mixes, bases, icings, glazes, fillings, frozen dough, par-baked and fully baked products and equipment to the food industry — worldwide.

Business is moving faster and customers need to work more efficiently. But no matter what may change, our commitment to providing the highest quality bakery products and innovative solutions will never falter.

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