AkzoNobel makes changes in Board Management

AkzoNobel makes changes in Board of Management

6:01 AM, 18th October 2012
AkzoNobel makes changes in Board of Management
Karel Vuursteen, Chairman, Supervisory Board, AkzoNobel.

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS: AkzoNobel Supervisory Board and Board member Leif Darner have mutually agreed that Leif will step down from the Board of Management at the 2013 AGM in April. Conrad Keijzer, currently Managing Director of AkzoNobel Industrial Coatings, will succeed Leif Darner in his responsibilities for Performance Coatings. Keijzer will join the Executive Committee on January 1, 2013, ensuring a smooth hand-over.

Additionally, Werner Fuhrmann, currently Executive Committee member responsible for Supply Chain and Sourcing, and presently also responsible for the Specialty Chemicals business area on an interim basis, will officially become the Executive Committee member responsible for Specialty Chemicals.

Leif Darner has had an extensive and successful career at AkzoNobel, joining the company in 1998 when Courtaulds became part of the company. “Leif has played a fundamental role in the successful realignment of our chemicals portfolio and brought a new focus to our performance coatings business, both of which proved crucial in reshaping our strategic agenda,” said Karel Vuursteen, Chairman, Supervisory Board, AkzoNobel.

“Conrad Keijzer as MD of Industrial Coatings, has completed a number of important acquisitions and secured several global market leadership positions,” informed Vuursteen.

Fuhrmann started his career in the field of finance and was appointed General Manager of Chelates and Sulphur Products in 2000 before becoming Managing Director of Industrial Chemicals in 2005, a position he held until taking on his current role as an Executive Committee member in 2011.

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