AkzoNobel names Intertrust board member as its new CFO

AkzoNobel names Intertrust board member as its new CFO

6:07 AM, 19th September 2017
Maarten de Vries, CFO, AkzoNobel
Maarten de Vries named as chief financial officer of AkzoNobel NV.

AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: AkzoNobel NV has named Maarten de Vries as chief financial officer (CFO), effective 1 January 2018.

Maarten was most recently CFO and member of the management board at Intertrust Group. He has more than 25 years of experience in finance and international business, including 10 years in Asia.

Previous roles include CFO and member of the executive board of TNT Express, CEO of TP Vision (a Philips joint venture) and various positions at Philips including chief information officer and chief purchasing officer.

“We are delighted to welcome Maarten to AkzoNobel. In addition to his finance background, he has extensive international business experience. We look forward to working with him as we continue to deliver sustainable growth and profitability for all our stakeholders,” said Antony Burgmans, chairman of the supervisory board.

Once Maarten is onboard, interim CFO Hans De Vriese will move into the role of director of planning and transformation, continuing his key role in the transformation of AkzoNobel into two high-performing businesses; paints and coatings and speciality chemicals.

“Maarten brings a wealth of expertise to the company with a wide and varied background, including financial operations, managing growth and leading strategic M&A programs. I look forward to welcoming him to the team,” said Thierry Vanlancker, CEO.

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