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. Her current term will end in 2026.

Before joining DSM, Geraldine worked with the SGS Group where she held various positions including Senior Vice President Group Financial Controller, before being appointed Global Chief Financial Officer in March 2010. In this role, she was voted CFO of the year in Switzerland for large companies. Before joining SGS she worked for Deloitte in Switzerland and for KPMG in the UK, obtaining her Chartered Accountant qualification while working in London.

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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