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Career Talk with Wim Klop

Tuesday 13 June 2023
Gorlaeus Building
Einsteinweg 55
2333 CC Leiden

Have you thought about your ambitions after your graduation or promotion? Come and get some inspiration from Wim Klop! He will discuss his impressive career at one of Holland's largest international companies – dsm-firmenich, previously Royal DSM – in a talk show setting. He will also answer audience questions.

The Career Talk will take place on 13 June at 16.00h in the atrium of the Gorlaeus Building. The talk show will close with announcing the winner of dsm-firmenich’s Krijn Rietveld Award. Afterward, there will be drinks. 

All students and staff of the Faculty of Science are welcome to attend. Registration is obligatory. 

For master students of Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Chemistry and Life Science & Technology this event is considered a valid event as part of the Career Orientation module (AASCO (PBS) or WORK2 (LST/Chem)) and approved by your study program. 

Do you want to attend?

Registration for this event is obligatory


About Wim Klop 
Wim Klop, a trained chemist, joined legacy DSM in 1984 and has held leadership roles in many business areas, such as R&D, Innovation, Project Management, Intellectual Property, and more. From 2010 to 2014, Wim was the Chief Operating Officer of DSM China. For much of 2017, Wim was also Legacy DSM’s interim Chief Technology Officer. Wim is currently the Vice President of R&D for Food & Beverage and Vice President of Science & Innovation Portfolio & Strategy (SIPS) for the legacy DSM departments. However, Wim will take on a new role in the Science & Research organisation in this new company. 

The Krijn Rietveld Award: stimulating innovation in Data Science and Life Sciences 
Did you know that dsm-firmenich awards 10.000 euros to the best MSc or Ph.D. research of our Faculty in Data Science and Life Sciences? Wim will reveal how you can become eligible for this grand prize and will also announce the 2023 Krijn Rietveld Award winner. 

About dsm-firmenich
Fun fact: Royal DSM originated from the Dutch State Mines. After closing the mines, the company evolved from producing bulk chemicals to more bioscience-based solutions while keeping the original abbreviation of the company name. As of 9 May 2023, the company merged with the Swiss Firmenich, which is now called dsm-firmenich. 

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