Ditmar Koster

VP Integration and Value Creation Europe, Danone

Ditmar is a seasoned executive recently taking VP Integration and Value Creation role for Europe, prior to this position he was General Manager of nutricia Early life nutrition Indonesia. A Dutch nationality, he spent 17 years with Danone, 10 years with Mars Inc and prior to that a couple of years with holland America line, a cruise line operator, as navigation officer. Over his career he took strategic roles across various functions including an extensive 14 years experience as General Manager. he is an authentic leader with high standards and is passionate about developing people, recognizing how it substantially powers individual and team performance. he is passionately driving diversity and inclusion for their profound impacts in achieving individual and organization successes. Personally he loves to wine and dine with family and friends, is an active cook and likes the hunts for food. As a dad of 2 lovely boys, aged 8 and 10, he enjoys very much to spend time with them and his wife on water snorkeling, skiing and rugby play. He believes that we are all actors of our own life and career and should strive to get the best out of them.