25 Feb 2020
DSM appoints new EVP Materials and member of the Executive Committee
Heerlen (NL), 25 February 2020 - Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, today announces that Helen Mets, currently Business Group Director DSM Resins & Functional Materials, is appointed as Executive Vice President Materials per 1 March 2020.
Helen Mets will succeed Dimitri de Vreeze who was appointed Co-CEO of DSM together with Geraldine Matchett, as of 15 February 2020. Helen will become member of the Executive Committee of DSM.
Helen, a British and Dutch national, holds a Master’s degree in Marketing and a Bachelor’s degree in Business & Finance from the University of Northumbria, Newcastle. She is also a graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program. She joined DSM in August 2017 in her current role of Business Group Director DSM Resins & Functional Materials. In this role, Helen was instrumental in developing and executing a growth transformation for the Resins business, and strengthening the portfolio and innovation pipeline, as well as shaping the digital journey within DSM Resins & Functional Materials.
Before joining DSM, Helen held several senior leadership positions in Avery Dennison, including leading its global Specialty Materials Businesses, and Pon Holdings in the Netherlands. Helen has a proven record in business transformations and developing business in emerging countries.
In her new role, Helen will report to Dimitri de Vreeze, Co-CEO of DSM. Helen will continue her role as Business Group Director DSM Resins & Functional Materials ad interim.
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