Press release

DSM Nutritional Products appoints new Asia Pacific leadership

Singapore, SG, 15 Aug 2017 08:00 CEST

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, today announced that Pieter Nuboer will be appointed Asia Pacific Vice President of Animal Nutrition & Health and André Rhoen will be appointed Asia Pacific Vice President of Human Nutrition & Health. Pieter retains his additional position as Asia Pacific President of DSM Nutritional Products.

The new appointments, effective 1 September 2017, come as DSM continues to drive growth in Asia Pacific. With its nutrition business cluster now spanning multiple industries, DSM is creating new opportunities through high-performing science-based products and solutions that cut across nutrition and health.

Pieter Nuboer joined DSM in 2009 to lead human nutrition and health activities in Asia Pacific. In his new position focusing on the animal nutrition and health business, he will report to David Blakemore, Global President of Animal Nutrition & Health. David commented: “The high-growth economies in the Asia Pacific region are a key part of our global corporate strategy. Pieter brings a deep understanding of our customers’ businesses in this region having been a key player in our growth strategy here over the last decade, commercialising new products in Asia for Asia.”

Pieter succeeds Karim Kurmaly, who was instrumental in growing the Animal Nutrition & Health business in the region and who is moving back to Europe to take on a new role.

André Rhoen will lead the human nutrition and health business in Asia Pacific. André joined DSM in 2001 and has held various positions in the Global Strategy & Acquisitions department and the Intermediates and Nutrition businesses.

André will report to Jeremy Xu, Global President of Human Nutrition & Health, who commented: “People, economies and markets in Asia Pacific are being affected by fundamental societal trends predominantly driven by demographic changes as populations grow. We’re seeing increasing pressure on resources and the food chain, along with new patterns of consumption impacting the environment, prompting heightened attention to health and well-being.”

Pieter and André will be based in DSM’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore, home to DSM’s state-of-the-art regional Nutrition Innovation Center which opened in 2015 to support the development of localized and appealing food, beverage, and dietary supplement products for customers in the region.