September 07, 2007 03:25 ET

DSM Management appointments

HEERLEN, NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - September 7, 2007) -

Royal DSM N.V. announces the following management appointments.

Jan Paul de Vries (1958), at present Chief Marketing Officer and Corporate Vice President Communications will be appointed Business Group Director DSM Elastomers as of January 1, 2008. In this position, Jan Paul de Vries will succeed Bob Hartmayer (1952), who has been appointed Business Group Director DSM Pharmaceutical Products with effect from the same date. Further announcements on the appointment of the successor of Jan Paul de Vries as Chief Marketing Officer will be made in due course.

DSM will take a further step in accelerating and strengthening its efforts in internal and external communications. As of November 1, 2007, Angelique Paulussen-Hoogakker (1959) will therefore be appointed as Senior Vice President Corporate Communications (reporting directly to the Managing Board). Angelique Paulussen is at present Vice President Communications at ASML (Veldhoven, the Netherlands) and has worked at Philips in a similar position. Angelique studied Law at the University of Nijmegen, the Netherlands and obtained a Post Graduate Degree (LLM) in International and Comparative Law at the Vrije Universiteit of Brussels, Belgium.


DSM is active worldwide in nutritional and pharma ingredients, performance materials and industrial chemicals. The company develops, produces and sells innovative products and services that help improve the quality of life. DSM's products are used in a wide range of end-markets and applications, such as human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive and transport, coatings and paint, housing and electrics & electronics (E&E). DSM's strategy, named 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 plus an increased presence in emerging economies. The group has annual sales of over EUR 8 billion and employs some 22,000 people worldwide. DSM ranks among the global leaders in many of its fields. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations in Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and the Americas. More information about DSM can be found at

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