DSM appoints new EVP Materials and member of the Executive Committee


Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, has appointed Helen Mets, currently Business Group Director DSM Resins & Functional Materials, to the position of Executive Vice President Materials as of March 1, 2020.

Helen Mets will succeed Dimitri de Vreeze who was appointed Co-CEO of DSM together with Geraldine Matchett, as of February 15, 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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