Kerstin Schmidt

VP, Marketing and R&D

Kerstin and her team are responsible for research and development as well as our marketing and activation, sustainability and strategic partnerships.

With over 16 years of experience at CSM, Kerstin has held several roles with increasing scope and responsibility.

She has served the company in various management roles including those in product development and innovation. Prior to her current position, Kerstin served as the VP of Marketing for bakery products in Europe and as global VP of the cakes and muffins categories.

Prior to joining CSM in 2002, Kerstin worked as the Head of Development, Innovation & Coffee Bar, at Tchibo after starting her professional career at Unilever in Germany and Russia.

Kerstin holds a degree in Food Chemistry from Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg.