Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition, and materials, announced that Patrick Niels is appointed President DSM Food Specialties as of 1 August 2017.
Patrick, a Dutch national, has held leadership roles across a number of regions and businesses for DSM, most recently as President DSM Resins & Functional Materials, where he has led the transformation of the Business Group into a high-performing, fast-growing business with very high employee engagement.
Patrick began his career at Gist-Brocades in 1991, and held several Marketing & Sales roles as well as Business Management roles, before the company was acquired by DSM in 1997. He went on to build his career in increasingly senior roles within DSM, including leading DSM Coating Resins, DSM Desotech and latest DSM Resins & Functional Materials.
Patrick Niels succeeds Ilona Haaijer, who has decided to continue her career outside DSM. Helen Mets will succeed Patrick as President DSM Resins & Functional Materials.