DSM Nutritional Products appoints new leadership in Asia Pacific
Anand Sundaresan, a US National, is an experienced global business leader, with an established record of success in creating and driving the vision to deliver revenue, profit and market share performance in different environments.
He started his career at Merrick Systems, an energy software company, before joining Dow Chemicals Company in 2008. During his time with Dow Chemicals he assumed senior commercial and marketing leadership roles before taking over as Global Business Director, Polyols, based in Michigan, US. Anand has also lived and worked in China and Thailand and gained significant exposure to the American, Middle Eastern and Asian markets in his various roles.
Anand will be based in Singapore, the regional headquarters for DSM Nutritional Products and home to the state-of-the-art regional Innovation Application Center. The Innovation Center, which opened in 2015, has co-created and supported the commercialisation of more than 100 products with food, beverage, and dietary supplement brand owners in the region.
“Asia Pacific is a high growth economy, with great opportunity to innovate solutions and improve the impact on our operations. As we continue to accelerate growth in strategic areas, DSM is happy to welcome Anand onboard and believe that his experience and track record will be invaluable to build on our solid growth path” said Jeremy Xu, Global President of Human Nutrition & Health, DSM.
In line with DSM’s Purpose-led, Performance-driven strategy, the Human Nutrition business helps keep the world’s growing population healthy at every stage of life. Its science-based products and solutions improve the micronutrient content of staple foods such as rice to deliver optimal nutrition to vulnerable populations, for example.