March 28, 2007 12:26 ET

General Meeting of Shareholders appoints Stephan Tanda to DSM Managing Board

HEERLEN, NETHERLANDS -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 28, 2007 -- Today, the General Meeting of Shareholders appointed Mr Stephan B. Tanda as Member of the Managing Board of DSM as of 1 May 2007.

Stephan Tanda (41) was born in Innsbruck, Austria. He studied mechanical and plastics engineering at the University of Leoben, Austria, and Business Administration at the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA.

Stephan Tanda started his career in 1991 with DuPont in Switzerland. From 1993 he had several responsibilities with DuPont in the USA and Luxembourg. In 2000 he became President of Protein Technologies International, Inc. and later President and CEO of The Solae Company (USA). The Solae Company is a Joint Venture between DuPont and Bunge in the area of food innovation and food ingredient manufacturing. Since 2004 Stephan Tanda was President and CEO of Freudenberg Nonwovens, Weinheim (Germany) and Durham (USA).


DSM is active worldwide in nutritional and pharma ingredients, performance materials and industrial chemicals. The company creates 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, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, automotive and transport, coatings, 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. Market-driven growth, innovation and increased presence in emerging economies are key drivers of this strategy. 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 and the Americas. More information on DSM can be found at

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