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