THE WHAT? DSM-Firmenich has announced the appointment of Katharina Stenholm as Chief Sustainability Officer, effective July 1, 2023.
THE DETAILS Stenholm joins from PepsiCo where she led the European Sustainability function. In this new role, Stenholm is charged with shaping a new, consolidated ESG strategy for the newly merged company that builds on the strengths of both DSM and Firmenich’s previous plans and actions.
“I strongly believe that actions speak louder than words,” said Katharina Stenholm. “Both DSM and Firmenich have a history of being leaders in ESG, and have the credentials to prove it. DSM-Firmenich brings together more than 150 years of passion, experience, and progress and I feel privileged to be able to shape the next chapter in the company’s ESG journey. I am thrilled to be joining a team that is rising to the challenge, and together with our customers, partners and employees, we are poised to accelerate our positive impact. By combining what is essential, desirable, and sustainable, we can bring progress to life and create a brighter future for all.”
THE WHY? Geraldine Matchett and Dimitri de Vreeze, Co-CEOs of DSM-Firmenich, commented, “We are excited to welcome Katharina as our new Chief Sustainability Officer. She is widely recognized as an exceptional leader and innovator in the field of ESG and her extensive experience and expertise will be invaluable in helping us achieve our purpose. With her guidance and leadership, we are confident that we will create positive impact for people and planet, while building sustainable business growth.”