Press release

DSM appoints Cristina Monteiro new EVP People & Organization and member of the Executive Committee

Heerlen, NL, 13 Jul 2020 08:05 CEST

Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, today announces that Cristina Monteiro, currently Senior Vice President People & Organization for DSM Nutritional Products, is to be appointed as DSM’s Executive Vice President People & Organization. She will succeed Judith Wiese as per 1 September 2020. Judith has chosen to take up a role outside of DSM and, following a planned handover, will leave as per 1 October 2020. Cristina will become a member of DSM’s Executive Committee.

Cristina, an Italian and Swiss national, is an experienced senior executive with broad experience across talent development and HR business partnering who, before DSM, has worked with Philip Morris International and Cargill in multiple countries.

Cristina joined DSM in 2015 as SVP Talent Development before leading the People & Organization function for DSM’s Nutrition business group in early 2018 during which time she has focused on enabling customer centricity through organization design as well as enhancing talent development, diversity and engagement. Cristina holds a Master’s degree in Political Science & Industrial Relations from the LUISS University in Rome.

Geraldine Matchett and Dimitri de Vreeze, Co-CEOs of DSM, said: “We are thankful for Judith’s contribution to creating an engaged workforce that’s committed to DSM's purpose-led, performance driven strategy and creating brighter lives for all. As part of this journey, Judith and her team have laid the foundations for a people analytics agenda, accelerated the digitalization and simplification of our core people processes while introducing a visionary focus on the future of work at DSM. We wish her well and at the same time we very much look forward to continuing this journey with Cristina. With her extensive experience in developing customer-centric organizations and culture, reward, talent development, diversity and engagement programs she will add great value to DSM’s Executive Committee.”

In her new role, Cristina will report to Geraldine Matchett, Co-CEO of DSM.

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