HEERLEN, Netherlands — Royal DSM has appointed Helen Mets, currently Business Group Director DSM Resins & Functional Materials, as Executive Vice President Materials. Mets will succeed Dimitri de Vreeze who was appointed Co-CEO of DSM together with Geraldine Matchett, as of Feb. 15, 2020. Mets will become member of the Executive Committee of DSM.

Mets joined DSM in August 2017 in her current role of Business Group Director DSM Resins & Functional Materials. In this role, she 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 in Avery Dennison, including leading its global Specialty Materials Businesses, and Pon Holdings in the Netherlands. Mets has a proven record in business transformations and developing business in emerging countries.

In her new role, Mets will report to Dimitri de Vreeze and will continue her role as Business Group Director DSM Resins & Functional Materials ad interim.