October 05, 2007 04:15 ET

DSM management appointment in Corporate ICT

HEERLEN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - October 5, 2007) -

Royal DSM N.V. announces the following:

Jo van den Hanenberg, at present Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer (CIO), will retire as of 1 January 2008. Mr. van den Hanenberg has been leading the global transformation of the ICT organization within DSM, the implementation of a company-wide ICT infrastructure, the implementation of standard business processes based on SAP, the disentanglement of Roche Vitamins & Fine Chemicals and the integration of these business entities into DSM ICT.

As of the same date Aloys Kregting will succeed Jo van den Hanenberg as Chief Information Officer at DSM. Mr Kregting has extensive experience in ICT, which he gained in various positions in organizations such as KPN, Unilever and Numico.


DSM creates innovative products and services in life sciences and materials sciences, contributing to the quality of life. DSM's products and services are used globally in a wide range of markets and applications, supporting a healthier, more sustainable and enjoyable way of living. End markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electrics & electronics, life protection and housing. The company strategy, Vision 2010 - Building on Strengths, focuses on accelerating profitable and innovative growth of the company's specialties portfolio. The key drivers of this strategy are market-driven growth and innovation, an increased presence in emerging economies and operational excellence. DSM has annual sales of almost EUR 9 billion and employs some 22,000 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa and Australia. More information on DSM can be found at

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