April 19, 2010 02:27 ET

DSM announces management changes

HEERLEN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - April 19, 2010) -

Royal DSM N.V., the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company headquartered in the Netherlands, today announces the following management changes:

Mr. Bob Hartmayer (1952), currently President and CEO of DSM Pharmaceutical Products, will retire after a long and successful career at DSM at the end of 2010.

He will be succeeded by Mr. Alexander Wessels (1964), currently President and CEO of DSM Food Specialties. In this role he will continue to report to Mr. Stephan Tanda, Member of the DSM Managing Board. Alexander Wessels will work together with Bob Hartmayer through a transition period and will assume responsibility for DSM Pharmaceutical Products per November 1, 2010.

Mr. Hans Christian Ambjerg (1964), currently Senior Vice President Film & Fibre with Borealis, will succeed Alexander Wessels as President and CEO of DSM Food Specialties per August 1, 2010. In this role he will report toMr. Stephan Tanda, Member of the DSM Managing Board.

Hans Christian Ambjerg, a Danish national, is highly experienced in the health and nutrition industry. He has built a long standing career in general management and marketing positions with Chr. Hansen, Hercules and Danisco all over the world. His track record in the industry, building business and realizing significant growth will give him an excellent starting position to impact the business in the Nutrition Cluster.

DSM - the Life Sciences and Materials Sciences Company

Royal DSM N.V. creates solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance. Its end markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrical and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM manages its business with a focus on the triple bottom line of economic prosperity, environmental quality and social equity, which it pursues simultaneously and in parallel. DSM has annual net sales of about EUR 8 billion and employs some 22,700 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents. DSM is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. More

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