Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Managing Board
Studies in Medical Biology, Univ. of Utrecht; studies in Business Admin., Erasmus Univ. 1987-98, with Gist-Brocades, incl.: Divisional Director, Marketing and Sales; Member, Exec. Committee. With DSM: 1998-99, Business Group Director, Food Specialities; 2000, Member, Managing Board of Directors; since 2007, Chief Exec. Officer and Chairman, Managing Board. Member of the Supervisory Board: De Nederlandsche Bank (Dutch Central Bank); Dutch cancer institute/hospital NKI/AVL. Board Member, CEFIC (European Chemical Industry Council). Member, CEO Council, Chinese Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries.