Geraldine Matchett

CFO & Member of the Managing Board

Geraldine Matchett

Joined Board August 2014, appointed Chief Financial Officer December 2014

Geraldine Matchett (1972, British; French; Swiss) holds a bachelor's degree in Physical & Human Geography from Reading University (UK) and a master's degree in Sustainable Development from Cambridge University.

Geraldine joined the SGS Group in 2004 where she held various positions including Corporate Finance Manager and Senior Vice  President Group Financial Controller, before being appointed Global Chief Financial Officer in March 2010. In this role, she was once voted CFO of the year in Switzerland for large companies. Before joining SGS she worked for Deloitte in Switzerland and for KPMG in the UK, obtaining her Chartered Accountant qualification while working in London.

Geraldine joined DSM’s Managing Board in August 2014 and became CFO on 1 December 2014. Her current term will end in 2022.

Within DSM, she is responsible for finance, which includes overseeing the following departments: Corporate Operational Auditing, Corporate Risk Management, Investor Relations, Group Control & Accounting, Group Treasury, Group Taxation, and Group Business Services & IT. Geraldine is also responsible for DSM’s business in Africa.

Current positions

  • Board member of Catalyst Europe
  • Non-Executive Director of ABB, and member of the Finance, Audit and Compliance Committee
  • Co-Chair of HRH the Prince of Wales’ A4S (Accounting for Sustainability) CFO Leadership Network Europe
  • Board member of FCLTGlobal

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