AkzoNobel nominates two new supervisory board members

AkzoNobel nominates two new supervisory board members

6:34 AM, 16th August 2017
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AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS: AkzoNobel NV has nominated two new members to the supervisory board, Sue Clark and Patrick Thomas.

In addition, AkzoNobel intends to nominate a third new supervisory board member.

Clark was European managing director of the global brewer SABMiller until the company’s recent acquisition by ABI. She is currently a non-executive director of the soft drinks business Britvic and a former non-executive director of Lloyds TSB Scotland – a subsidiary of the Lloyds group.

Prior to moving into general management she had a professional background as director of corporate affairs at Railtrack plc and Scottish Power plc. and she is currently a non-executive director of Tulchan Communications LLP.

Thomas is currently the chairman and CEO of Covestro AG and previously chairman and CEO of its predecessor, Bayer MaterialScience AG. Concurrently, he served as non-executive director of BG Group plc until 2016. He has been a member of both the audit committee and the remuneration committee of the multinational oil and gas company over a period of six years.

Prior to this, Thomas worked as president of specialties, Huntsman International LLC, as a management consultant to private equity firms in the industrials sector and has been CEO of ICI’s polyurethanes division.

The appointment of the candidates will be put to AkzoNobel shareholders at an extraordinary general meeting later this year.

“Sue and Patrick are extremely well qualified individuals with a wealth of global experience. The supervisory board is looking forward to working with them as we continue to focus on creating value for shareholders and all other stakeholders at this important time for AkzoNobel,” said  Antony Burgmans, chairman of the supervisory board of AkzoNobel.

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