Royal DSM has announced the appointment of Edson Barros as senior director R&D, Innovation and Marketing. He takes up his new role on the Personal Care & Aroma Management Team from April 1, 2022, and will be based in Kaiseraugst in Switzerland.
Barros, a Brazilian/Italian national, has a background in personal care, having worked in sales, marketing, strategy and project management across different continents with BASF and Clariant. He joined DSM in 2019 as regional director for Latin America (LATAM) where he and his team have successfully grown the region’s sales by double digits. In his time as a valued member of the LATAM Regional Leadership Team, he has also pioneered LATAM’s Market Ready Solutions Program for Personal Care and chaired the LATAM’s Inclusion & Diversity Committee.
In his new role, Barros succeeds Rishabh Pande, who has taken a new role within DSM’s Food & Beverages Business Group and will report to Gareth Barker, president of DSM Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients. Barros will relocate to the Basel region with his family.
Speaking of his appointment, Barros said, “DSM has demonstrated its scientific expertise and services within the Personal Care & Aroma businesses over the past years, I am delighted to support our continuous growth in the coming years through innovative solutions to the market, having our customers as a one of our key stakeholder and partner in order to fulfill their needs faster and in an efficient way.”