Dirk Jan de With is Chief Procurement Officer of Covestro since April 2015, based in Germany, where he leads procurement of all materials and services. Previously he has spent 27 years with Unilever in The Netherlands, Germany, Israel, Italy and Switzerland and held senior management positions in all areas of the Supply Chain. He has been leading the Supply Chain in Unilever Israel, Planning & Customer Service for Ice Cream Europe and established the Unilever Supply Chain Company in Switzerland and implemented SAP across all operations in Europe. In his most recent role he was leading Ingredients Procurement and implemented Sustainable Sourcing in line with the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. During that period he served as President of the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative (SAI) Platform. Dirk Jan has a MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering / Operations Management from Twente University in The Netherlands and a MBA from the European University, Antwerp/Belgium.