DSM North America
Mr. Welsh is the President, General Counsel & Secretary of DSM North America, a global leader in Life Sciences & Material Sciences. Traded on the Amsterdam stock exchange with 24,000 employees world wide and $12 billion in annual sales, DSM develops, manufactures and sells nutritional and food ingredients, biomedical materials, specialty plastics and resins, fibers and renewable energy. Hugh currently serves on several DSM global and regional management teams and has direct responsibilities in DSM’s nutrition and food specialties operations as well as responsibility for legal, government affairs, communications, corporate partnerships and DSM’s sustainability initiatives in the North America region. Before joining DSM, Hugh worked for the American Standard Companies, McCarter & English LLP and others. Hugh currently serves on the Board of Directors of, Partners in Food Solutions, the Seafood Nutrition Partnership, Patheon, Africa Improved Foods and the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and History from the University of Massachusetts in 1990 and his Juris Doctorate in law from SetonHall University School of Law in 1993.