August 23, 2011


DSM appoints new Executive Vice President Corporate Strategy and Acquisitions

Press Release


Philip Eykerman, currently Partner at McKinsey & Company, Brussels office, will join DSM as Executive Vice President Corporate Strategy & Acquisitions, reporting to Feike Sijbesma, CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board of DSM.


Philip will succeed Hein Schreuder, currently EVP Corporate Strategy & Acquisitions, who after a career of 20 years at DSM, will retire from the company on December 31, 2011. Hein has played a key role in the transformation of DSM as well as in the acquisitions and divestments of the company during the last 15 years.


Philip, a Belgian national, joined McKinsey & Company in 1997 and is the leader of McKinsey's Chemicals Practice in the Benelux and France. He has been heavily involved in a number of significant strategy development, transformation and M&A projects in the broader chemicals industry.


With his track record of strategy development, and M&A strategy and integration, Philip is well positioned to lead DSM's corporate strategy and acquisition department and drive the development of DSM's strategic growth agenda.

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