Matthias Heinzel, Ph.D.

President, Nutrition & Biosciences

President, Nutrition & Biosciences
Matthias Heinzel

Matthias Heinzel is President of DuPont’s Nutrition & Biosciences business, (N&B), a $6.2  billion global market leader applying expert science to advance market-driven solutions across the specialty food ingredients, dietary supplements, pharma excipients, household and personal care, animal nutrition, and biotechnology fields. In this role, Matthias is responsible for overseeing the strategic direction and operations of the business.  


With more than 10,000 employees and 70 manufacturing sites, N&B leverages its unique product portfolio and science-based approach to create value-added innovations that meet the needs of customers across the globe.

Over the past two years he has overseen the launch of N&B following the successful integration of DuPont Nutrition & Health with FMC’s Health & Nutrition business and Dow’s Pharma Solutions business, and their ultimate combination with DuPont’s Industrial Biosciences business.

With over 26 years of experience positioning businesses for growth and success, Matthias is an expert at strengthening business focus and enabling strategic transformation to bring innovative solutions to customers.

Matthias joined DuPont in 2003 as Marketing Manager for the Imaging Technologies business in Germany. He then held progressive business leadership roles in the Electronics & Communications business.  From 2007 to 2011, Matthias was based in Wilmington, Del., where he was named Global Business Director for Packaging Graphics. After returning to Germany, he moved into the DuPont Nutrition & Health business in 2013 and was named Global Business Director for the Enablers Division. In January 2015, he was named President, Nutrition & Health and became President, Nutrition & Health for the Specialty Products Division following the DowDuPont merger in September 2017. In April 2019, he also assumed responsibility for the Industrial Biosciences business and was named President, Nutrition & Biosciences.

Prior to joining DuPont, Matthias was a Senior Management Consultant with McKinsey where he served international clients in the technology, telecommunications and process industry. He then held several leadership roles in marketing, strategy and business development in the telecommunications industry.

Matthias holds a master degree in electrical engineering and business administration (Dipl.-Wirtschaftsing.) and a Ph.D. in business administration.