Royal DSM has appointed Gareth Barker as president DSM Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients.
Dr Gareth Barker, a British national with a doctorate from Oxford University, UK, joined Roche/DSM in 1993. From then until 2012 he held a variety of commercial and marketing positions in Switzerland, Hong Kong, Singapore and Costa Rica. Since October 2012 he has been vice president of HNH EMEA, using his position to make a significant impact on the implementation of value strategy, segment marketing and the Health Benefits Solutions platform in Human Nutrition.
In his new role, Dr Barker becomes president of Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients and a member of the Executive Committee, DSM Nutritional Products, reporting to Christoph Goppelsroeder, president & CEO, DSM Nutritional Products.
Gareth succeeds Wilfrid Gambade, who is promoted to the position of President DSM Dyneema as of 1 January 2018. Mr Gambade headed the Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients business unit from March 2014.