Prior to her appointment, Geraldine Matchett was the Global Chief Financial Officer and member of the Operations Council of the SGS Group, a publicly quoted company on the SIX Swiss stock exchange and the world leading company in inspection, verification, testing and certification with 80,000 employees and annual revenues of approximately CHF 6 billion.
Geraldine has three nationalities (Swiss, British and French) and has previously worked in London for KPMG and in Switzerland for Deloitte as financial auditor and audit manager, handling clients in the food, pharma and chemical sectors. She has extensive experience interacting with all relevant stakeholders, has been actively involved in corporate development activities and has managed many areas of the finance function across the world. She was recently voted CFO of the year in Switzerland for large companies.
At the Annual General Meeting held on 7 May 2014, Geraldine was appointed as a Member of DSM's Managing Board with effect from 1 August 2014. As from 1 December 2014, she will then become Royal DSM's Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Rolf-Dieter Schwalb.