After 13 years in the top job at chemicals company DSM, Feike Sijbesma, 60, is moving on to pastures new.
Sijbesma will stand down formally on February 15 but will remain with the company until May to ensure a smooth handover to his successors.
He will be replaced by the company’s current CFO Geraldine Matchett and COO Dimitri de Vreeze who will take on the top job as ‘co-CEOs’, the company said in a statement.
‘This dual leadership structure is rooted in the long history of collaboration between them, which has been keenly observed by the supervisory board and is expected to create a strong basis for continued profitable growth,’ the company said.
Under Sijbesma’s leadership, DSM has shifted from bulk chemicals to focus more on nutrition and health, and materials.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl
The DutchNews.nl team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments.
DutchNews.nl has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.