Dimitri de Vreeze

CEO at dsm-firmenich

Dimitri holds the position of CEO at dsm-firmenich. Previously, he served as DSM’s Co-CEO since 2020, having joined the company in 1990. Starting in Finance, he took on leadership roles in various business units around the world before being named Young Captain of the Year in the Netherlands in 2006. He was appointed to DSM’s Managing Board in 2013, and was instrumental in setting DSM’s strategy and executing its transformation journey to a fully focused health, nutrition, and bioscience company, including the development of DSM’s Food System Commitments, a series of quantifiable 2030 targets aimed at addressing urgent societal and environmental challenges linked to how the world produces and consumes food. He chairs the Young Captain Foundation, awarding and elevating young leadership potential, and is also the Chair of the ALV United World College Maastricht, bringing together young people from all directions of life to work together toward a peaceful and sustainable future. Dimitri holds a master’s in Business Economics from the University of Groningen and in Finance and Control from Maastricht University, both in the Netherlands.


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    May, 2023 - present