Dr. Matthias Heinzel

Chief Executive Officer
Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany – Life Science

Business Experience

Dr. Heinzel has served as President of DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences business (N&B) since April 2019. He joined DuPont in 2003 as Marketing Manager for the Imaging Technologies business in Germany. Dr. Heinzel then held progressive business leadership roles in the Electronics & Communications business.  From 2007 to 2011, Matthias was based in Wilmington, Del., where he was named Global Business Director for Packaging Graphics. After returning to Germany, he moved into the DuPont Nutrition & Health business in 2013 and was named Global Business Director for the Enablers Division. In January 2015, Dr. Heinzel was named President, Nutrition & Health and became President, Nutrition & Health for the Specialty Products Division following the DowDuPont merger in September 2017. In April 2019, he also assumed responsibility for the Industrial Biosciences business and was named President, Nutrition & Biosciences. Prior to joining DuPont, Matthias was a Senior Management Consultant with McKinsey where he served international clients in the technology, telecommunications and process industry. He then held several leadership roles in marketing, strategy and business development in the telecommunications industry.

Additional Accomplishments and Membership

•    President, DuPont Nutrition & Health (2015 - 2019)


Dr. Heinzel brings to the Board deep industry experience from having overseen the strategic direction and operations of DuPont N&B. He has worked closely with IFF throughout the integration planning stage.