Royal DSM recently announced that Atul Thakrar will join the company to head its Bio-Based Products and Services unit, effective July 1.

Thakrar will take responsibility for DSM’s involvement in the emerging bio-renewables industry, including holding board positions on the Reverdia and POETDSM Advanced Biofuels joint venture boards. He will be based in Delft, the Netherlands.

A U.S. citizen, Thakrar most recently served as president and CEO of Segetis Inc., an early-stage specialty materials startup based in the U.S.

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