Geraldine Matchett

Co-CEO & Member of the Managing Board

Geraldine Matchett

Joined Board August 2014, appointed CFO December 2014, appointed Co-CEO February 2020

Geraldine Matchett (1972, British; French; Swiss) is Co-Chief Executive Officer & Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Managing Board of Royal DSM. She was appointed as Co-CEO on 15 February 2020. Geraldine joined DSM’s Managing Board in August 2014 and became CFO on 1 December 2014.

Geraldine has announced that, as the company completes its merger of equals with Firmenich to become DSM-Firmenich, she will be leaving to further her career elsewhere as of 1 September 2023, in full alignment and with the thanks of the Board. Dimitri de Vreeze will be the sole CEO of DSM-Firmenich thereafter. 

Geraldine holds a bachelor's degree in Physical & Human Geography from Reading University (UK) and a master's degree in Sustainable Development from Cambridge University (UK).

Current positions

  • Non-Executive Director of ABB
  • Board member of Catalyst Europe
  • Member of HRH the Prince of Wales’ A4S (Accounting for Sustainability) CFO Leadership Network Europe
  • Board member of FCLTGlobal
  • Executive Committee Member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
  • Member of the Foundation Board of IMD Business School


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