Feike Sijbesma has been CEO of Royal DSM for nearly 13 years and transformed DSM from a bulk-chemical company into a global leading Life Sciences & Materials Sciences company, focusing on nutrition (food), health and sustainable living (a.o. green energy).
Feike transitioned to the role of Honorary Chairman of Royal DSM in early 2020.
Since 2020, he has been Special Corona Envoy for The Netherlands. Feike sits on a variety of Boards – as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Royal Philips, as non-executive board member of Unilever, and as member of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch Central Bank.
Feike is Co-chair, together with Ban Ki-Moon, of the Global Center on Adaptation. He is Climate Leader of the World Bank, focusing on carbon pricing. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum and heads the CEO Climate Leaders Group. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the IMF and Co-chair of the UN Scaling Up Nutrition Initiative.
Mr. Sijbesma is a recipient of the Humanitarian of the Year Award & Leaders of Change Award presented by the United Nations. He was listed by Fortune as on the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and by Harvard Business Review as one of world’s 100 most successful CEOs. He has also received the Courage to Lead Award from the World Resources Institute.
Mr. Sijbesma studied medical molecular biology at the University of Utrecht and business administration at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, which was followed extensive courses at IMD, INSEAD, and Harvard Business School.