Chief Technology Officer
Marcus Remmers is a scientist, business leader – and global citizen – striving to harness the knowledge, insight, skills and experience within and outside Royal DSM, an ambitious global science-based company active in health, nutrition and sustainable living. (www.dsm.com)
DSM’s purpose is to create bold new solutions at the intersections of science that have a tangible and positive impact on the world around us, making life a little brighter for all.
‘’As an advocate for the power of science to transform society, my role at DSM is to secure our position on technology – both today and tomorrow’’, says Marcus. ‘’This includes working closely across our business to ensure that we have the right competencies; and it also means forging bonds with a diverse cast of external partners to bring our short-, mid- and long term innovation opportunities to fruition.’’
‘’Science cannot exist in a vacuum, which is why another key aspect of my job is strengthening the connective tissue between our scientific capability and the commercial side of the business – ensuring that we focus on solving the right problems, adding measurable value where it’s needed most.’’
Marcus Remmers, a German national, graduated in Chemistry at the Universities of Münster and Freiburg and finalized his Doctorate Thesis at the Max-Planck-Institute for Polymer Chemistry in Mainz and did research at Stanford, Caltech and Cambridge. Marcus has strong knowledge and experience in polymer and life sciences R&D, business operations, business development, strategy and change management. He is recognized as an effective transformational leader and team builder with broad international background. He started his career with Hoechst/Intervet in several managerial roles. As of 2001 he joined Merial ltd. where he had roles in Business Development, Country Management, Project and Portfolio Management and R&D in Pharma and Biologics. Marcus became Chief Technology Officer of Royal DSM in April 2017.