Akzo Nobel appoints Thierry Vanlancker as member of the Board of Management

At yesterday's Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM), shareholders of Akzo Nobel appointed new CEO Thierry Vanlancker as a member of the Board of Management.

Thierry Vanlancker. Source: Akzo Nobel -

Vanlancker was already appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) by the Supervisory Board on July 19, 2017. He succeeded Ton Büchner who left Akzo Nobel in July this year.

“Outstanding executive”

Antony Burgmans, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, commented: “Thierry is an outstanding executive who is well placed to take Akzo Nobel forward. This includes the creation of two focused businesses, delivering sustainable growth and profitability.”

Before taking up the role of CEO, Thierry was head of Specialty Chemicals at Akzo Nobel, having joined the company in 2016. Prior to joining Akzo Nobel he was President Fluoroproducts for Chemours, the spin-off company of DuPont's chemical businesses formed in 2015.

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