Nutrition, health, and beauty company dsm-firmenich announced today the appointment of Katharina Stenholm as Chief Sustainability Officer, with responsibility for developing a new ESG strategy for the newly formed company.
Stenholm’s appointment follows the completion of the merger between DSM and Firmenich earlier this month, with the company expecting the new consolidated ESG strategy to build on the existing actions of both companies.
Geraldine Matchett and Dimitri de Vreeze, Co-CEOs of dsm-firmenich, said:
“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.”
Stenholm joins dsm-firmenich from food and beverage giant PepsiCo, where she served as Chief Sustainability Officer, Europe. She has also held senior positions at food and beverage companies including Danone and SABMiller, and as Group CEO of ingredients company Polttimo Group.
“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.”