Christoph Goppelsroeder is the Chief Executive Officer and President at DSM Nutritional Products. Christoph talks on how a large organization can create the right space for innovation and sustainability. He believes in order to create impactful and disruptive innovation, you must understand precisely what it is that your company lives for.
[01:50] – What is DSM?
[03:15] – How does Christoph develop a long term plan in an ever-changing environment?
[04:35] – What does the company live for? How do people see DSM?
[05:10] – The three things that the company lives for are: safety, growing children, and sustainability.
[13:25] – Do not delegate innovation. Don’t push it down to your team.
[14:15] – What kind of disruptive innovation has Christoph seen in his company?
[18:05] – Christoph talks about project ‘Clean Cow’.
[22:15] – Who are the drivers of innovation in your country?
[24:15] – How does Christoph encourage your team to be more innovative and creative?
[30:15] – Collaborating with third parties was key to the growth of the organization.
[30:35] – How does Christoph and his team reach out to third parties and collaborate with them?
[34:15] – Celebrate your successes.
[37:25] – Does Christoph have any daily rituals?
[39:45] – What has Christoph changed his mind about recently?
[41:00] – What advice would Christoph give his 25-year-old self?