PDN’s current Chairman of the Board, Edith Schippers, will soon reach the end of her extended term of office. For the first time, her successor will not be recruited internally but externally, a change related to PDN’s development over the years. PDN was previously the company pension fund for employees working for DSM in the Netherlands. However, this has not been the case for some time now. Over the years, DSM business units that were sold have also joined the fund. PDN now takes care of the collective pension scheme for sixteen companies, including dsm-firmenich.
The Board will continue to have equal representation, which means that four members are nominated via the employers, two members are nominated via the Central Works Council, and two members are chosen by pensioners. To maintain equal representation, the employer’s seat will be filled again. To reflect the change in the fund’s composition, the Board has asked the affiliated companies – other than DSM – to nominate a candidate.
We will make an announcement as soon as we know who the new chairman and new board member will be.