Akzo Nobel appoints Roger Jakeman as CTO
In his new role, Roger Jakeman will lead the company’s Research and Development (R&D) function, driving the innovation and sustainability agenda. He will also continue to head up the Product Management Center of Excellence.
Roger Jakeman joined Akzo Nobel in 2008
After graduating with a DPhil. in Chemistry from Oxford University, Roger Jakeman held various technical and marketing roles during his 35-year career. He joined Akzo Nobel in 2008 following the acquisition of ICI. During the last five years, he led Akzo Nobel’s Technical organisation and successfully implemented the company’s R&D transformation program.
Commenting on his appointment, Roger Jakeman says: “I’m proud to take on a role that’s so crucial to ensuring we deliver the innovative and sustainable products that are essential to our customers’ success. Akzo Nobel has built a very strong reputation for pushing the boundaries of innovation and is committed to becoming increasingly sustainable. I’m confident we can accelerate that journey with our talented R&D teams, in close collaboration with our customers and external stakeholders.”