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DSM CEO joins Global CEO Council to support Chinese leadership on innovation, urbanization and sustainability

Heerlen, NL, 11 Jun 2013 14:15 CEST

Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, today announced that Feike Sijbesma, its Chief Executive Officer, has joined the Global CEO Council (GCC) of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC). This prestigious committee, consisting of 14 CEO’s from global, leading multinational companies, will support the Chinese leadership, on several topics, including innovation, urbanization and sustainability.
DSM's CEO, Feike Sijbesma, addressing the Global CEO Council (GCC) of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC)

Feike Sijbesma, Chief Executive Officer, DSM said: “I feel honored and privileged to be a member of this prestigious committee. It reflects China’s interest and commitment to further develop the country in an innovative and sustainable way, addressing the topics and opportunities China is being confronted with. I am pleased to share my experiences with the Chinese Leadership, as well as learn from China to the benefit of many companies and countries around the world.”

The Global CEO Council (GCC) of the CPAFFC is created to further enhance people’s friendship, further international cooperation and common development. The GCC will directly communicate with the Chinese leadership on better understanding, friendship, cooperation and common development between China and the world.

President Xi Jinping of China said before: “Just as China needs to learn more about the world, the world needs to learn more about China.”

The CPAFFC Global CEO Council (CPAFFC GCC) is created by the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries (CPAFFC), an organization engaged in people-to-people diplomacy of China. With the purpose of enhancing people’s friendship, furthering international cooperation, promoting world peace and common development. CPAFFC GCC with its First Round-Table Summit is the effort and very important communication platform by holding the highest level of direct dialogue with the Chinese leadership.

The First CPAFFC GCC Round-Table Summit was focused on the theme of how to improve mutual understanding for common and sustainable development especially in the areas of innovation and urbanization by taking into account the importance of new investments and development being pursued in a green and sustainable fashion and the need for an improved growth process.

The CPAFFC Global CEO Council consists of CEO’s of IBM (USA), Dell (USA), Cola-Cola (USA), Walt Disney (USA), Dow Chemical (USA), Honeywell (USA), Cummings (USA), Prologis (USA), MetLife (USA), Standard Chartered Bank (UK), Volkswagen (Germany), Carrefour (France) and BHP Billiton (Australia) and Royal DSM (the Netherlands).

Additional photographs of the founding ceremony of the Global CEO Council of the Chinese People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries are available for download below.