Vice President Innovation – Human Nutrition and Health, Switzerland
Rob is responsible for the innovation program for Human Nutrition and Health at DSM. These activities are steered globally from Switzerland. He has an MSc in biology and PhD in microbiology from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He did a post-doc at the University of Texas at Austin in molecular biology after which he joined Gist-brocades (now DSM) R&D in 1984. He has been working in various functions in R&D (project-, program- and resource management) and New Business Development at DSM ever since. He got an MBA from the Universities of Rotterdam and Rochester (NY).
Rob is Vice President of the Vereniging voor Nederlandse Kinder – en Dieetvoedingsmiddelen (VNFKD equivalent to Specialized Nutrition Netherlands). He is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Global Dairy Platform and member of the board of the European Masters in Food Studies program.