My story

What "WE MAKE IT POSSIBLE" means to me

WE MAKE IT POSSIBLE!

At DSM, we are tackling some of the biggest challenges facing society & the animal protein industry today.

We strongly believe in sustainable food systems. We are sure that the livestock industry can transform itself from within to be a part of the solution. We want to play a key role in this transformation and work at species and country level, with our partners, to provide tangible and actionable solutions to create brighter lives for all.

If not us, who?
If not now, when?

See what some of our employees have to say about their dedication to making this vision a reality.

Whether thinking back to what first brought them into animal nutrition & health, or looking forward to the evening’s discussion around the family dinner table, they know that they are part of a bigger world that is calling for positive change right now.

Grant Choi | General Manager, ANH Korea

Prior to joining DSM, one of my best memorable moments was to get the prestigious Porter prize (i.e. Mr Michael Porter, Harvard professor) for CSV (Creating Shared Value) award. This was awarded to recognize the sustainability project - 'Turning wastable by-product into a new sustainable solution', which I had led the project team.

Sirirat Chatvijitkul | Aqua Technical Manager

Have you ever heard of the phrase, “I have water, but no fish”? Does this remind you  of how natural resources are important to us? Since, natural water is the most precious resource of aquaculture, we all need to protect this treasure.

Chiow Yen Liew | Marketing Manager Aqua, APAC​​​​​​​

As a child, my most valuable lesson does not come from the education that I gained in school. While a mistake is our greatest teacher, breaking the cycle is our greatest action.

Geoff Handley | Senior Swine lead, APAC

As an Australian that has grown up in “the land of plenty” with wide-open spaces, and exporting food to the world, the idea of people going hungry or countries running out of arable land was far from my imagination.

Echo Bao 鲍琼​​​​ | Global CCI Manager

In 2008 I spent about one year working on a strategic partnership project for a 2nd generation biofuel in China. An LCA expert from McKinsey came to show their calculations on the environmental footprint of the biofuel from various raw materials, corn, tapioca, corn stalks, and etc. That was the first time I came across sustainability and environmental impacts in such a tangible way.  

Dat Nguyen-Hoang | DNP Business Development Specialist

Agriculture is one of the most important economic sectors in Vietnam. Vietnam’s strength in agriculture output is built upon a large rural base where farm and agri-business labor accounts for 70% of the workforce.

Robin Hu | ANH Specialty Director, Great China

Graduated in polymer science with an engineering background, I can still recall my strong anxiety when I decided to be a field sales manager in the AgroSciences business as my first job 12 years ago, knowing nothing about the plants, limited sales skills and in home office, away from colleagues. But one thing was clearly strong in my heart, which was the strong passion for AgroSciences.

S. Chayon Kumar Barma | Technical Service Manager, Bangladesh

As a little boy from a small integrated family farm in the largest delta of the world where we grew rice, jute and potato and reared cattle, goats and fished, my destiny was determined to be an agriculturist.

Pradip Naik | Poultry Sr Technical Manager, India

Born and raised in an ag family, my connection with animals (Buffalo, Chicken & Pets) begin since my childhood. Those were the days when we used to take our buffalos for grazing, before and after school, as having fun playing cricket on the field.

Olivia Ou | Marketing Comms Manager, G. China

Sustainability was the first impression I had of DSM. My story with DSM can be traced back to three years ago. When waiting at the reception area for an job interview, I randomly picked a booklet from the bookshelf.

Brock Abreu | Director, Global Marketing Poultry

As a young boy living in a major city, when it came to food things were simple: just go to the supermarket (or a fast food outlet, like most young kids did), and enjoy a wide selection of delicious ‘tucker’ as Aussies would say...

Fernando Cisneros-Gonzalez | Carotenoids Global Lead

The WE MAKE IT POSSIBLE new positioning is very personal for me. It is all about food security and sustainability. I grew up in a very modest area of Mexico City and even as we always have a nutritious meal in front of us, that was not the same for my friends in the neighborhood...

Achyuth Iyengar | ​​​​​​​Director Specialty Solutions APAC

Sustainability is our core purpose… So, what does it mean to me? I reflected on 2 people’s perspective… one what my ANH President, Ivo, says and secondly on what is important to my 7-year old daughter...

Christie Chavis | VP, ANH Specialty Solutions

As a young girl on my parent’s farm, it was one of my responsibilities to monitor the cows of our beef herd. In the morning, I would start by saddling my horse and riding the fence to ensure all was in order and none were out. Quick check of the water, hay and the animals to be sure everyone was OK...

Augusto Adami | ​​​​​​​VP ANH Latam

Since I was a boy my dream and passion have been to work with animal farming. In order to be in touch with nature and also for having the possibility of using science in the field, I decided to pursue the veterinarian career..

Henk Bosch | Sustainability Manager

When I was a kid my father had a small pig and dairy farm and sold animal feed for Hendrix Voeders, now For Farmers, now one of the largest feed manufacture in Europe.

Julien Martin | Director, Global Ruminants

What if we could collect methane emissions by dressing cows with an astronaut helmet? Or by breeding them in hermetic barns? How much could we get for 1 ton of methane captured...

Peter Fisher | VP, APAC, Nutrition and Health Solutions

Prior to joining DSM more than 20 years ago I studied & worked as a meat scientist for close to a decade. I had the privilege to travel widely and consulted with many producers, processors, retailers and consumers...

Justin Wang | ​​​​​​​Vice President of Greater China

African Swine Fever(ASF), a century old animal disease originated from Africa in 1921, now affects more than 40% of the global swine herd. It took only one year for the virus to spread across China and to reduce in half our swine inventory...

Jean-Paul Ruckebusch | ​​​​​​​Global Enzymes Business Lead

My grandfather was a farmer proud of his herd and respected by his neighbors. It looks like these times are gone but we can help today’s animal producers to be proud again of their efforts to feed the world...

Charlie Culley | ​​​​​​​HyD Global Lead

Growing up on an animal farm in Australia, I always wondered why agriculture did not have more respect in society. Everyone needs to eat daily and this continuous supply of food has to be produced by farmers...

Chandr Shakhar | ​​​​​​​Business Manager - Ruminants - India

The WE MAKE IT POSSIBLE Campaign is really a milestone toward addressing the real challenges which the world has started facing. I grew up in a city of India where the cow is considered a sacred animal...

Jeremiah Nemechek | ​​​​​​​Sr. Manager, Nutrition & Health Solutions

Growing up in North Carolina, one of the most prominent swine regions of the US, pigs were a way of life. My family never owned livestock, but my father was a swine veterinarian and our entire livelihood depended on the local swine industry...

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