Feike Sijbesma

Chairman and CEO, Royal DSM

Feike Sijbesma is Chairman and CEO of Royal DSM since May 2007. He has transformed DSM and its portfolio through various divestments and acquisitions. Under his leadership, DSM repositioned itself from a chemical company into a Life Sciences & Materials Sciences company, focusing on health, nutrition & materials, expressed in a new brand of which "Bright Science. Brighter Living" forms the core. Feike Sijbesma sees sustainability as both a responsibility and a business driver. He has given purpose to the company by the DSM's involvement in amongst other things malnutrition and climate change. He also considers it important for business to have more women in the top and he sees diversity as increasingly important for DSM as an innovative company. He is committed to develop science as a bases for innovation in order to create brighter lives for people today and generations to come. He is married and has two sons.

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