Mauricio Adade

Mauricio Müller Adade, Brazilian, is a Food Engineer graduated from the State University of Campinas – UNICAMP, Brazil, with a Master Degree in Business Administration from the Escola Superior de Propaganda & Marketing (ESPM) in São Paulo, Brazil.

Mauricio has pursued his career within DSM since 1988, when he joined Roche Vitamins in the city of São Paulo as marketing and technical manager. In 1992, he was appointed Human Nutrition and Health Director of Roche in Mexico and, in 1998, he moved to Singapore as Human Nutrition and Health Regional Director Asia/Pacific, where he stayed until his promotion, in 2001, to Vice President of the Global Industry Unit Food Pharma, at Roche Vitamins’ headquarters in Basel, Switzerland.

After Roche Vitamins acquisition by Royal DSM in October 2003, Mauricio Adade was appointed Executive Vice President and Head of Global Marketing of DSM Nutritional Products and, in January 2006, President of DSM’s Global Human Nutrition and Health business.

In June 2010, Mauricio Adade took the position of Chief Marketing Officer of the DSM at the headquarters in Heerlen, The Netherlands. In this role, he was responsible for the design and implementation of the commercial (marketing and sales) programs and innovations, enhancing all business units focus on customer centricity thus increasing effectiveness toward improved businesses results.

Since March 2015, Mauricio is back to Brazil in the position of DSM President Latin America. In his current position, he is responsible for implementing regional strategies towards 16 countries in the region, leading more than 2000 people with revenues higher than USD 1.2 billion.

In February 2016, Mauricio became also the President of Global Malnutrition Partnerships & Programs combining with his previous role as Chairman of the Board of Africa improved Foods, in Africa. The main responsibility is to actively develop and implement effectively public & private, and other partnerships and new business models, addressing malnutrition issues around the Globe.

Chairman of the Partnership Council and Board Member of GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition – Switzerland)

Advisory Board Member of ABIA (Brazilian Food Industry Association), ENACTUS (Entrepreneurial Action for a Better World – Brazil) as well as DUTCHAM (Dutch Brazilian Chamber of Commerce) Member of the CEOs’ Legacy of Fundação Dom Cabral Business School – Brazil