HEERLEN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Sep 20, 2012) -
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, today
announces the following:
Chris Goppelsroeder, (1959), currently Global Head of the Seed Care
Syngenta, a Swiss based global agribusiness leader, will join DSM on
1, 2013 as President and CEO, DSM Nutritional Products, reporting to
Tanda, Member of the Managing Board of DSM and responsible for the
Chris will succeed Leendert Staal, currently President and CEO of DSM
Nutritional Products, who after a very successful career of 10 years at
will retire at the end of February, 2013. Leendert has made tremendous
contributions to the company, first in DSM Pharmaceutical Products, later
Nutritional Products, which he built into a strong, global and highly
organization and industry leader.
Chris, a Swiss national, was a member of the Managing Board of DSM from
2006, prior to his current position at Syngenta. During that period, he was
responsible for a number of businesses in the Performance Materials and
Industrial Chemicals clusters and also had corporate responsibility for
Marketing and for the regions Europe and Japan. He left for family reasons.
Chris came to DSM through the acquisition of the Roche Vitamins and Fine
Chemicals Business where he spent a considerable part of his career, based
Switzerland, Belgium and the USA, building significant international
in the life sciences industry.
DSM - Bright Science. Brighter Living.™
Royal DSM N.V. is a global science-based company active in health,
materials. By connecting its unique competences in Life Sciences and
Sciences DSM is driving economic prosperity, environmental progress and
advances to create sustainable value for all stakeholders. DSM delivers
innovative solutions that nourish, protect and improve performance in
markets such as food and dietary supplements, personal care, feed,
pharmaceuticals, medical devices, automotive, paints, electrical and
electronics, life protection, alternative energy and bio-based materials.
22,000 employees deliver annual net sales of about EUR 9 billion. The
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