Press release

DSM appoints Gareth Barker as President of DSM Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients

Kaiseraugst, CH, 16 Jan 2018 09:00 CET

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition, and materials, today announced that Gareth Barker is appointed President DSM Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients as of 1 January 2018.

Dr. Gareth Barker, a British national with a doctorate from Oxford University, UK, joined Roche/DSM in 1993. From then until 2012 he held a variety of commercial and marketing positions in Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore and Costa Rica. Since October 2012 he has been Vice President of Human Nutrition & Health EMEA, using his position to make a significant impact on the implementation of value strategy, segment marketing and the Health Benefits Solutions platform in human nutrition.

In his new role Dr. Barker becomes President of Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients and a Member of the Executive Committee, DSM Nutritional Products, reporting to Christoph Goppelsroeder, President & CEO, DSM Nutritional Products.

Gareth succeeds Wilfrid Gambade, who is promoted to the position of President DSM Dyneema as of 1 January 2018. Mr. Gambade headed the Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients business unit from March 2014. Under his leadership the business achieved strong organic growth across all segments, supported by product innovation and greater customer intimacy.

For more information

Madina Sautova

Marketing Communications Manager
Personal Care
+41 6181 57211

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