Veramaris announces next phase of business growth with management change

Veramaris, a joint venture between DSM and Evonik, has announced that it will enter the new growth phase of its business, which will be complemented by a management change. Gertjan de Koning and Holger Kinzel will assume the role of CEO and CFO/COO respectively.

Veramaris announces next phase of business growth with management changeVeramaris, a joint venture between DSM and Evonik, announced it will enter the scale up phase of its business. Launched in 2018, Veramaris is the only ASC-MSC certified sustainable algal oil with the highest levels of both EPA & DHA Omega-3 available on the global market, today. The algal oil is an alternative omega-3 source to fish oil and is currently used to achieve animal nutrition in aquaculture, petfood and most recently, in human dietary supplements.

In its start-up phase, Veramaris strategically focused on a value chain marketing approach for the aquaculture and petfood sectors, which resulted in significant market growth for sustainable EPA & DHA Omega-3.  In this next phase, Veramaris will focus on enhancing operational excellence and further deepening the DSM / Evonik collaboration in the human nutrition supplements and the shrimp markets.

“We warmly thank the Veramaris team for laying a strong business foundation, on which we now build this next phase of growth. Therewith we also acknowledge the valuable contributions Karim Kurmaly and Alexander Hillmann have made in these early years of Veramaris. DSM and Evonik remain fully committed to growing the market for sustainable EPA & DHA Omega-3. I am thrilled and confident that together we will reach new heights,” says André Bos, Chairman of the Veramaris Supervisory Board.

Leading the scale-up will become the responsibility of Veramaris’s new leadership team:

Gertjan de Koning, Vice President Essential Products, DSM Animal Nutrition & Health, who will assume the role of CEO from October 1, 2022.

Already joining the business from August 1, 2022, Holger Kinzel, Vice President Animal Nutrition Asia North, Evonik, who will take on the role of CFO/COO.

The team will be further strengthened with the addition of Florian Butzmann as new Head of Supply Chain Management and Marion Hax leading Business Performance Management.

“Advancing the cooperation between DSM and Evonik will bring the Veramaris venture to a next level of profitable growth. With a clear shared vision – to conserve marine life – we will not only realize the full potential of our natural algal oil solution but also be able to lead the market”, Emmanuel Auer, Co-Chairman of the Veramaris Supervisory Board says.