Feike Sybesma

Honorary Chairman, Royal DSM

Studied Medical Biology, University of Utrecht; studied in Business Administration, Erasmus University Rotterdam. Worked from 1987 till 1998 with Gist-Brocades, including: Marketing & Sales Director, Divisional Director, Member Executive Committee. From 1998 till 1999 Director Food Specialities Royal DSM. From 2000 till 2007 Member DSM Managing Board; from 2007 till 2020 CEO Royal DSM. Member Supervisory Board Dutch Central Bank (DNB); Non-Executive Director Unilever; Member CEO Council Chinese Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries; Climate Leader of the World Bank Group; Champion of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (CPLC); convened by the World Bank Group. Feike is member of the Board of Trustees of the World Economic Forum and chairs the Sustainability and Climate initiatives of the WEF. Since beginning 2020 Feike is also co-chair of the Global Climate Adaptation Centers.