Philip Mertens

‘’It doesn’t matter how brilliant your mind or strategy is –if you’re playing a solo game, you'll always lose to a team.’’

Biggest passion outside work:

When he’s not working in one of his DSM or board roles, Philip can be found spending time with family and friends, enjoying a good book, running, or exploring the world!


Philip joined DSM in 2015 after finishing his studies.

He combines his Associate role with an operational role at the PPE+ Venture, launched in 2020. Philip also sits on the board of ATRO Medical and S-Biomedic, and is an observer at Miach Orthopaedics.

Philip holds a BSc in Business Administration and an MSc in Finance from the Catholic University of Leuven, and a master’s degree in Management from Antwerp Management School.