2015 Lux Executive Summit Keynote Speaker

Rob van Leen, Ph.D.
Chief Innovation Officer
Royal DSM N.V.

Rob van Leen is Chief Innovation Officer at Royal DSM N.V. In this role he manages the DSM Innovation Center, a unit which was established in 2006 to accelerate and support innovation throughout DSM and to create new businesses outside the scope of DSM’s current Business Groups.

Rob van Leen has worked for DSM since 1987. He held various positions in the company including: Business Group Director of DSM Food Specialties, Business Unit Director of DSM Dairy Ingredients and Technology Director of R&D at DSM Food Specialties.

Mr. Van Leen has a Ph.D. in Mathematics and Physics from Nijmegen University and an MSc in Biologics from Utrecht University. He also holds an MBA degree from Nyenrode University.

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