Mr. Jos Schneiders (1951) has requested for personal reasons to retire as President of DSM Netherlands in July 2011. At the request of DSM, he will remain available for the company on a part-time basis until July 2012.
Mr. Schneiders has had a successful career with DSM of almost 35 years in various roles, including corporate strategy development, the establishment of the DSM Dyneema business, President of DSM Composite Resins, the integration of Roche’s Vitamins and Fine Chemicals business (now DSM Nutritional Products) and President of DSM Nutritional Products’ Animal Nutrition & Health and manufacturing business.
DSM intends to appoint Mr. Atzo Nicolaï (1960, see picture), currently Member of the Dutch House of Representatives (“Tweede Kamer der Staten-Generaal”), as Jos Schneiders’ successor, reporting to Mr. Feike Sijbesma, CEO and Chairman of the DSM Managing Board. Mr. Nicolaï will join DSM with effect from 1 June 2011.
Atzo Nicolaï was a Member of the Dutch House of Representatives from 1998 to 2002. From 2002 to 2006 he was Minister for European Affairs and from 2006 to 2007 Minister for Government Reform and Kingdom Relations. In 2007 he returned to the Dutch House of Representatives. He holds a degree in Law and Political Science from the VU University of Amsterdam.
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