Feike Sijbesma


Chairman of the Managing Board of Directors DSM


Feike Sijbesma has served as Chairman of the Managing Board of Directors at DSM since May 2007.

Mr Sijbesma studied medical biology at the University of Utrecht (The Netherlands) and business administration at Erasmus University (The Netherlands). In 1987, he joined Gist-brocades, where he was responsible for strategic planning and business development in the Industrial Pharmaceuticals Division. He went on to hold various management positions within the company: Marketing and Sales Director, Industrial Pharmaceuticals Division (1990-1993), Director Savoury Ingredients, Food Specialties Division (1993-1995) and Director Food Specialties Division (1995-1998). Following the acquisition of Gist-brocades by DSM in 1998, he became Director of the DSM Food Specialties business group, and joined DSM’s Managing Board of Directors in 2000.

Mr Sijbesma is also a board member of the European Chemical Industry Council, a member of the Supervisory Board of Utrecht University and the Dutch Genomics Initiativee, a member of the Advisory Board of RSM Erasmus University and ECP.NL, and a member of the Dutch Innovation Platform 2.0.