Press Release

DSM Personal Care appoints Thomas Rudolph as Global Head of Research & Development

Kaiseraugst, CH, 19 Oct 2015 12:00 CEST

DSM Personal Care, a global provider of ingredients and innovative solutions for some of the world’s best-selling beauty products, has appointed Dr. Thomas Rudolph as Global Head of Research & Development and member of its management team.

Thomas Rudolph has more than fifteen years’ experience in the personal care industry. Since 1997 he has served in senior research and development positions at Sara Lee and Merck KGaA where he was responsible for various projects in the product evaluation and cosmetics actives fields. He was chairman of the COLIPA (now Cosmetics Europe) Task Force “Monitoring of UV light sources” and is a member of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für angewandte und wissenschaftliche Kosmetik (DGK) Task Force for sun care products. Thomas graduated from the Ludwig Maximilians University Munich, Germany in Food Chemistry and holds a doctorate degree (PhD) in Photochemistry and Analytics from the University of Stuttgart, Germany.

Wilfrid Gambade, President DSM Personal Care, comments: “The appointment of Thomas Rudolph is an important milestone for our business unit as we are executing our accelerated innovation strategy. Thomas will be instrumental in driving the development of our promising pipeline to ensure that we will deliver innovative solutions to personal care customers around the world”.

“I’m excited to join DSM”, adds Thomas Rudolph. “There’s a lot of enthusiasm for what we’re building, and I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this talented R&D team and to deliver innovative products that contribute to the further growth of our business.”

For more information

Silke Adamietz

DSM Nutritional Products Personal Care
+41 61 815 8920

Madina Sautova

DSM Nutritional Products
Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients Communications
+41 61 815 72 11