Dene Rogers joined Biosenta in October, 2014 as President and CEO. Before taking this role, Dene was President and CEO of major corporations, including Sears Canada for six years.
Dene has 10 years of successful retail experience in the USA, Canada and Australia. He was a key leader in the turnaround at Kmart in the U.S. during the 2003 to 2006 period when it came out of bankruptcy and earnings increased by more than $1 billion and Kmart acquired Sears. From 2006 to 2011, he was CEO of Sears Canada when earnings growth was double digit, debt was paid down by more than 90%, and substantial dividends , equal to approximately 35% of the stock value, were paid. After Sears he was CEO of Target Australia where earnings increased more than 20% before one-off business transformation expenses.
Prior to retail, Dene was a management consultant with Booz.Allen & Hamilton and after this, an SVP at Starwood Hotels and Resorts where the Westin brand was refreshed and the W Hotels brand was launched.
During his career, he worked in Japan for three years, China and the U.K.. Dene is an engineer and completed his graduate studies at Yale University.