Board Of Directors

Robert de Visser (Chair)

Robert de Visser joined DSM in 1970 as a Group Leader in R&D. In a career spanning almost 30 years, he has held positions as diverse as Head of Market Research and Planning, Manager of a Base and Specialty Chemicals Complex, Director of Corporate Planning and Development, Deputy President of the Petro-Chemical Division and lastly President of the Elastomers and Fibres Division. Robert holds an MSc in Chemical Engineering from Delft Technical University, and an Executive MBA from IMD.
Robert left DSM in 1998 to start his own consulting practice, and he was one of the founders of Implementum in 2003 ( As a consultant, he has served many international clients in the chemical, life-sciences and processing industries. He has also acted as a technology broker and investment advisor and has scouted for equity investors, acquisition candidates and business partners through his own company Rosa Consulting BV.

Michiel Hiemstra (member)

Michiel Hiemstra is a seasoned commercial board level executive. Many years experience in consultancy as well as general management, retail, franchising, marketing and communications. Good business sense. Proven track record with top level brands like Nestlé and ING/Postbank. Served as VP/Partner at DDB Amsterdam and Intl. Officer/VP Marketing and Communications at McDonald’s Netherlands and Europe. Started his own interim management company after the millennium and simultaneously initiated and/or took part in several successful smaller business ventures. Likes to share his knowledge and experience as a consultant, coach and board member. Motto: ‘Vision and strategy only create value with a great execution’.

Bart Hendriks (member)

Bart Hendriks is the founder of Incubo BV a European Healthcare Ventures company providing high value operational, strategic and financial know how for the profit and non-profit healthcare and life sciences industry (including university and regional hospitals). Bart is an international experienced healthcare C-level executive working for public and private companies, accomplished in driving revenues, growth, and profitability with extensive experience in the next generation life sciences industries.


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