Rob is currently responsible for the investment in start-up companies active in nutrition as Senior Investment Manager at DSM Venturing. From 2010 to 2016, he was active as VP Innovation at HumanNutrition and Health at DSM, steering these activities globally from Switzerland. Prior to this, Robheld various functions in R&D (project-, program- and resource management) and New BusinessDevelopment at DSM, known as Gist-brocades at the time he joined in 1984. Before this he workedas a post-doc at the University of Texas in Austin in molecular biology. Rob has an MSc in biology andPhD in microbiology from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands, as well as an MBA from theUniversities of Rotterdam and Rochester (NY). He is also a member of the Scientific Advisory Boardof Chromadex.