Ralf Schmeitz

Chief Financial Officer at dsm-firmenich

Ralf took up the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in September 2023, marking a significant milestone in his journey with the company. He initially joined the company in 2006 under its previous identity DSM, and his path has been marked by outstanding achievements and a track record of strong performance. Ralf has played a pivotal role in propelling the transformation of the Finance function and in navigating substantial portfolio changes. Prior to his CFO role, Ralf held the position of Head of Group Finance, overseeing Finance & Control, Treasury, Taxation, and M&A. In his last role at legacy DSM, he held the position of Group Controller, spearheading both the Business Controlling and Accounting teams. Ralf began his career at PWC, laying strong foundations and building financial and strategic acumen, and then moved to Hewlett Packard, where he assumed diverse leadership responsibilities in Finance. Ralf has obtained three master’s degrees, specifically in economics as well as accountancy from Maastricht University, and in business valuation from Erasmus University Rotterdam.


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  • Chief Financial Officer

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