DSM recently announced it has proposed the appointment of a new chief financial officer (CFO). Geraldine Matchett is currently global CFO and a member of the Operations Council of the SGS Group.

Matchett has three nationalities—Swiss, British and French—and has previously worked in London for KPMG and in Switzerland for Deloitte as financial auditor and audit manager. She reportedly has extensive experience with interaction with all relevant stakeholders, has been actively involved in corporate development activities and has managed many areas of the finance function across the world.

Rolf-Dieter Schwalb has been the CFO for eight years, during which time the company completed its transformation into a Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company. He will step down as CFO as of December 1, but he will remain available for assistance until 2014 financial closing.

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