- Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Managing Board, Royal DSM, Netherlands
Studies in Medical Biology, Univ. of Utrecht; studies in Business Admin., Erasmus Univ. 1987-98, with Gist-Brocades, including: Divisional Director, Marketing and Sales; Member, Executive Committee. With DSM: 1998-99, Business Group Director, Food Specialities; 2000, Member, Managing Board of Directors; since 2007, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, Managing Board. Member of the Supervisory Board, Dutch Central Bank. Member of the Board, European Chemical Industry Council.