Company Position Country
DSM Investment Director The Netherlands
Session
What are the key innovations for sustainable food and nutrition models?

Rob is active as Theme Director Nutrition and Health at TiFN coordinating public private parternships
Rob is also responsible for the investment in start-up companies active in nutrition at DSM Venturing. This open innovation activity is for the benefit of both the start-up and DSM.
Rob was active as VP Innovation at Human Nutrition and Health at DSM between 2010-2016. These activities were steered globally from Switzerland. He has an MSc in biology and PhD in microbiology from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He did a post-doc at the University of Texas at Austin in molecular biology after which he joined Gist-brocades (now DSM) R&D in 1984. He has been working in various functions in R&D (project-, program- and resource management) and New Business Development at DSM ever since. He got an MBA from the Universities of Rotterdam and Rochester (NY).
He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board of Chromadex.
He is a member of the Board of Nutrileads NV, JavaFoods Ltd, S-Biomedic NV and an observer at the Board of Frontier Nutrition Inc.


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