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Unilever appoints Feike Sijbesma as director

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Staff writer | Wirral, United Kingdom | March 18, 2014
Feike SijbesmaMarch 18, 2014, Wirral, United Kingdom - Unilever, a supplier of food, home and personal care products, announced that it is proposing that Feike Sijbesma join the boards as a non-executive director.
Mr. Sijbesma has been a member of the Managing Board of Royal DSM N.V. (a global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company) since July 2000 and CEO and Chairman since May 2007.

In 1987, Mr. Sijbesma joined the Industrial Pharmaceuticals division of Gist-Brocades, where he was responsible for strategic planning and business development and from 1990 to 1993, he was the division's Marketing and Sales Director. Thereafter he was given leadership of Savoury Ingredients, which later became a business unit of Gist-Brocades' Food Specialties Division.

In 1995, Mr. Sijbesma became a director of that Division and joined Gist-Brocades' Executive Committee. Following the acquisition by Royal DSM N.V. in 1998 he became Director of the business group DSM Food Specialties. In 2000, he joined DSM's Managing Board of Directors and on 1 May 2007 he became Chairman and CEO of the Managing Board of Royal DSM N.V.

Mr. Sijbesma is also a member of the Supervisory Board of the Dutch Central Bank (De Nederlandsche Bank). He studied Medical Biology at the University of Utrecht and Business Administration at Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

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