Royal DSM, a global science-based company in Nutrition, Health and Sustainable Living, announces that Shruti Singhal is appointed President DSM Engineering Plastics effective 1 October 2019. Shruti, a US national, joined DSM in July 2018 as Managing Director Global Powder, Can and Coil and CMO at DSM Resins and Functional Materials. In these roles he successfully turned around the global powder business and built a strong global strategic and marketing organization to position the business for sustainable and innovative growth in the future.
Prior to joining DSM Shruti served as Senior Vice President and President EMEA of General Cable. Throughout his career, he has worked in North America and Europe, and held positions of increasing management and executive responsibility with multinational companies including Henkel, Cognis (now BASF), Rohm & Haas, The Dow Chemical Company, Ashland and Solenis. Shruti holds a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Drexel University, Philadelphia, and completed the Global Marketing Management Program at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
In his new role Shruti will report to Dimitri de Vreeze, Member of the DSM Managing Board. Shruti succeeds Roeland Polet who will retire mid-2020. Roeland has led DSM Engineering Plastics since 2015 and under his leadership the business has achieved strong organic growth across all segments, supported by a stronger focus on customer centricity, productivity and increased globalization. Dimitri de Vreeze: “I’m grateful for Roeland’s strong leadership and excellent results. I am fully confident that Shruti, with his strong track record of driving growth and operational excellence, will be able to further build on the execution of our strategic roadmap at DSM Engineering Plastics.”