Royal DSM, Heerlen, Netherlands, a global science-based company in nutrition, health and sustainable living, has announced that Helen Mets, currently business group director of DSM Resins & Functional Materials, has been appointed executive vice president-materials as of March 1.
Mets will succeed Dimitri de Vreeze, who was appointed co-CEO of DSM with Geraldine Matchett, as of Feb. 15. Mets will become a member of the executive committee of DSM.
Mets, a British and Dutch national, holds a master’s degree in marketing and a bachelor’s degree in business and finance from the University of Northumbria, Newcastle. She also is a graduate of the Harvard Advanced Management Program. She joined DSM in August 2017 in her current role of business group director of DSM Resins & Functional Materials. In this role, Mets was instrumental in developing and executing a growth transformation for the resins business and strengthening the portfolio and innovation pipeline, as well as shaping the digital journey within DSM Resins & Functional Materials.
Before joining DSM, Mets held several senior leadership positions at Avery Dennison, including leading its global Specialty Materials Businesses, and Pon Holdings in the Netherlands.
In her new role, Mets will report to de Vreeze. She will continue her role as business group director of DSM Resins & Functional Materials ad interim.
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