Patrick Niels

BU President, Taste, Texture & Health at dsm-firmenich

Patrick started his international career at DSM in 1991 when he joined Gist-Brocades, which DSM subsequently acquired in 1998. He went on to hold various leadership roles across the company, in pharmaceuticals, materials, and nutrition, including spending nine years in the USA. He oversaw the transformation of multiple businesses, creating high-performing growth teams centered around the shift to sustainability. Patrick built DSM’s Food & Beverage business, which was established by combining the company’s activities and capabilities from three former areas in 2021, to serve the fast-moving global industry with sustainable solutions for taste, texture, and health. Patrick graduated in Business Administration from Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands and obtained an MBA from Emory University in the USA.



  • BU President, Taste, Texture & Health

    Current role

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