DSM Firmenich North America
Hugh C. Welsh is General Counsel of DSM Firmenich North America a global leader in Health, Nutrition, and Biosciences. Traded on the Amsterdam stock exchange with 23,000 employees worldwide and $12 billion in annual sales. DSM develops, manufactures, and sells nutritional and food & feed ingredients, biomedical materials, specialty plastics and resins, fibers, and renewable energy. Hugh serves on DSM’s global leadership team and has various responsibilities for DSM’s North American operations across 40 sites with 4000 employees. Hugh also serves as Board Secretary to Veramaris LLC, and is General Counsel to DSM ventures Africa Improved Foods and Hologram Sciences. Hugh is the Co-Chair of the ReadyNation CEO Early Life Task Force focused on addressing the nation’s childcare crisis. Hugh also currently serves on the Board of Directors of Partners in Food Solutions, the Board of the US Chamber of Commerce Citizens Center, the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, the National Diversity Council, the Board and Executive Committee of the Global Business Alliance, the Board of Governors of Union County College, the TriState Diversity Council, the Business Climate Leadership Council and previously served on the Board and Executive Committee of BIO, the American Chemistry Council and NYSE traded Patheon. Hugh is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Seton Hall Law School, and Executive Leadership programs at IMD, Wharton Business School, and Harvard Business School. He has been with DSM since 2004, previously with the American Standard Companies and McCarter & English.