Heerlen, NL, 11 May 2012 19:15 CEST
Royal DSM today announces that its Annual General Meeting of Shareholders has approved appointing Mrs. Victoria Haynes and Mrs. Eileen Kennedy as Supervisory Board members. DSM is very pleased to announce their appointment, as they both will contribute to key areas of DSM’s development as well as to the further internationalization of the company. With these appointments half of the Supervisory Board is non-Dutch and more than one third is female.
Mrs. Victoria Haynes (US nationality) is the former President and CEO of the Research Triangle Institute (RTI), an integrated multidisciplinary organization conducting research and providing services for the government, industry and universities in the areas of health, environment and education. She joined RTI from BFGoodrich Company, where she was CTO and Vice President of the Advanced Technology Group. Mrs. Haynes holds a PhD in Physical Organic Chemistry from Boston University (USA). DSM especially welcomes her broad and in-depth applied technological knowledge in the fields of Materials Sciences, Life Sciences and biotechnology, which will be important for DSM in achieving its ambitions as a leading innovative company.
Mrs. Eileen Kennedy (US nationality) is Professor of Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston (USA) and Former Dean. Prior positions include Global Executive Director of the International Life Sciences Institute (Washington D.C., USA) and Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics at the US Department of Agriculture. Mrs. Kennedy is a nutritionist and holds a Doctor of Science degree from Harvard University, School of Public Health, Nutrition Department (Boston, USA). She has been a member of the United Nations Advisory Group on Nutrition and co-chaired the US National Nutrition Summit in 2000. DSM is delighted to be gaining the benefit of Mrs. Kennedy’s broad and in-depth nutrition knowledge, which will be key for DSM’s growth and development.
The proposal to appoint of Mrs. Haynes and Mrs. Kennedy was first announced last October. Since then, they have familiarized themselves with the company.