Dimitri de Vreeze is Co-Chief Executive Officer & Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Managing Board of Royal DSM. He was appointed as Co-CEO on 15 February 2020 and joined DSM’s Managing Board in 2013. His current term will end in 2025.
Following the announcement that Geraldine Matchett will be leaving to further her career elsewhere as of 1 September 2023, Dimitri de Vreeze will be the sole CEO of DSM-Firmenich thereafter.
Dimitri joined DSM in 1990 in Finance in DSM Fine Chemicals. After several positions in Finance, he moved to the area of sales management and took on increasingly bigger roles, including that of Global Business Manager Sizing & Binders based in Italy. In 2002 he became Business Director Composite Resins Europe, based in Switzerland and built his career further in the DSM Resins & Functional Materials business group. Dimitri was Business Unit Director Coating Resins between 2005 and 2007 and Business Unit Director NeoResins between 2007 and 2010. In 2010, he became Business Group Director DSM Resins, building a strong team and delivering excellent performance in this business group.