Geraldine Matchett is Co-CEO and CFO at DSM and a member of the company’s Managing Board. Her proven leadership qualities have seen her manage multinational teams across a number of leading global companies, while pursuing her commitment to sustainable business transformation.
Since her appointment to DSM’s Managing Board in 2014, Geraldine has made an important contribution to the execution of DSM’s strategy and to the company’s improved financial performance. She is also responsible for DSM’s business in Africa.
As Co-CEO since 2020, Geraldine has played a central role in accelerating DSM’s strategic journey to a fully focused Health, Nutrition & Bioscience company. She was instrumental in developing DSM’s Food System Commitments, a series of quantifiable targets aimed at addressing urgent societal and environmental challenges linked to how the world produces and consumes food by 2030.
Before joining DSM, Geraldine worked with SGS in Geneva, Switzerland, where she held the position of Senior Vice President Group Financial Controller and, latterly, Global CFO. In 2014, she was voted CFO of the year in Switzerland for large companies. She joined SGS from Deloitte Switzerland, having previously qualified as a Chartered
Accountant with KPMG in the UK.
Geraldine completed her university studies in the UK, gaining a bachelor’s degree in Physical & Human Geography from the University of Reading and a master’s degree in Sustainable Development from the University of Cambridge.
Co-CEO and CFO at DSM | Member, DSM Managing Board