Wories, Herman

Herman Wories is a seasoned innovation management professional. Over 35 years of international experience in B2B innovation strategy and deployment, new business development, R&D. Operating in both developed & emerging markets. Successfully initiated and developed new products, business platforms. Created strategic partnerships with both small start-up companies and industry peers.


  • Ideation/Incubation/Scaling of new business opportunities
  • Marketing & Sales management
  • Supply Chain and Asset management
  • R&D management
  • Chemcals/Materials/Biotechnology/Pharma/Food&Feed
  • Business / Innovation Strategy
  • Sustainability strategy development
  • Portfolio  and project management
  • Sales and Operations planning
  • Industrial R&D
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Partnership development

Career History

2020 - Current 

  • Owner Wories Innovation Solutions
  • Advisory Board member varous organizations

1985 - 2020 DSM

  • VP Global Business Incubator /Excellence in Innovation
  • VP Innovation Programme Office
  • VP Asset Strategy and Demand-Supply Chain Management
  • VP Marketing and Sales Europe and Asia
  • New Business Development Manager
  • R&D manager of several R&D departments (material sciences / fine chemicals development)
  • R&D group-leader Coating Resins Chemistry