Hugh C. Welsh is president and general counsel of DSM North America. He serves on several DSM global and regional management teams and is responsible for legal, government affairs, corporate communications, financial and HR and other shared services, corporate partnerships and DSM’s sustainability, inclusion and diversity initiatives in the North America region. Before joining DSM, Hugh worked for the American Standard Companies McCarter & English LLP and others. Hugh serves on the Board of Directors of the American Chemistry Council, Partners in Food Solutions, the Safe America Foundation, Tri-State Diversity Council and the US Chamber of Commerce Foundation. He received his Bachelor's Degree in Economics and History from the University of Massachusetts in 1990 and his Juris Doctorate in law from Seton Hall University School of Law in 1993.