Press release

DSM proposes Pradeep Pant as new Supervisory Board member

Heerlen, NL, 07 Jan 2016 08:15 CET

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, today announces that at the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, to be held on 29 April 2016, the DSM Supervisory Board will nominate Mr. Pradeep Pant for appointment as a member of the Supervisory Board.

DSM is pleased to announce Mr. Pant’s nomination. With his extensive knowledge and experience of bringing products and services to market across territories, in particular in the Asia-Pacific region, he will contribute to key areas of DSM’s development as well as to the further internationalization of the company and its boards. Before the next Annual General Meeting of Shareholders Mr. Pant will familiarize himself with DSM.

Mr. Pant (Singaporean nationality) has over 37 years’ experience leading brands and businesses in the FMCG sector in both mature and emerging markets. He is a former Executive Vice President and President, Asia-Pacific, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa of Mondelēz International, where he oversaw the integration of major acquisitions as well as the successful transition from Kraft Foods to Mondelēz in 2012. Prior to this, Mr. Pant was regional Managing Director Asia, Africa and Middle East for the leading multinational dairy company Fonterra, before which he had a 19-year career at the Gillette Corporation spanning marketing, sales and general management across global emerging markets.

Amongst other Independent Directorships he holds in India and Singapore, Pradeep Pant is an Honorary Council Member of Food Industry Asia and an Advisory Board Member of the Lee Kong Chian School of Business at Singapore Management University. Mr. Pant holds a Master of Management Studies degree from Mumbai University as well as a Bachelor of Arts with honors in Economics from the University of Delhi (India).

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