Dimitri de Vreeze (1967) has been a member of the Managing Board since 2013. He is responsible for the businesses in DSM’s Materials cluster and for Group Sourcing and Operations & Responsible Care, as well as overseeing DSM’s activities in the Netherlands and Asia. Since 2015, he has also been steering the successful implementation of DSM’s cost reduction and efficiency program for its support functions. The Supervisory Board proposes to reappoint Dimitri on the basis of his managerial and leadership qualities and his contribution to DSM’s Managing Board and Executive Committee, as demonstrated during his first term as a Managing Board member. Dimitri has added great value to DSM over the years.
The Supervisory Board furthermore proposes strengthening its ranks with the appointment of two new members, also in view of the fact that Mr. Pierre Hochuli will reach the end of his third and final term at the upcoming AGM, as well as with an eye to forward planning for the Audit Committee, since that committee’s current Chair Mr. Tom de Swaan will retire from the Supervisory Board at the AGM in 2018. The appointments will also broaden the Supervisory Board’s expertise, including in the area of digital and new business models.