CEO & Chairman of the Managing Board.
Dimitri de Vreeze (1967, Dutch) studied Business Economics at the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and holds a Postgraduate degree in Chartered Controlling from Maastricht University (the Netherlands).
Dimitri joined DSM in 1990 in Finance in DSM Fine Chemicals. After several positions in Finance, he moved to the area of sales management and took on increasingly bigger roles, including that of Global Business Manager Sizing & Binders based in Italy. In 2002 he became Business Director Composite Resins Europe, based in Switzerland and built his career further in the DSM Resins & Functional Materials business group. Dimitri was Business Unit Director Coating Resins between 2005 and 2007 and Business Unit Director NeoResins between 2007 and 2010. In 2010, he became Business Group Director DSM Resins, building a strong team and delivering excellent performance in this business group.
Dimitri became a member of the Managing Board in September 2013. His current term will end in 2021.
Within DSM, Dimitri is responsible for DSM’s Materials cluster, consisting of DSM Engineering Plastics, DSM Dyneema and DSM Resins & Functional Materials. He also oversees DSM’s business in the Netherlands and Asia, and is responsible for Group Sourcing as well as Operations and Responsible Care.