Durability + Design
Follow us on Twitter Follow us on LinkedIn Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram Visit the TPC Store
Search the site

 

D+D News

Main News Page


AkzoNobel Names Andersen New Board Chair

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

More items for Good Technical Practice

Comment | More

Coatings giant AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced earlier this week the nomination of Nils Smedegaard Andersen as a member of the Supervisory Board, with the intention to elect him as Chairman, granted his appointment at the April Annual General Meeting is successful.

Andersen Appointment

According to AkzoNobel, Andersen is the Non-Executive Director at BP and Unilever, where he serves on both companies’ audit committees. Previously, Andersen had also served as Group Chief Executive of A.P. Møller – Maersk from 2007 until 2016. Earlier in his career, he also acted as President and Chief Executive Officer of Carlsberg and Carlsberg Breweries.

AkzoNobel

Coatings giant AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced yesterday the nomination of Nils Smedegaard Andersen as a member of the Supervisory Board, while also intending to elect him as Chairman, granted his appointment at the April Annual General Meeting is successful.

“We are very pleased to nominate Nils Andersen,” said Byron Grote, Deputy Chairman. “He has a wealth of relevant experience gained during an extensive international career in the consumer goods, energy and shipping industries. Nils will bring this broad business insight to the Supervisory Board as AkzoNobel becomes a focused, high-performing Paints and Coatings company.”

The announcement arrived at the end of an extensive selection process spearheaded by the Supervisory Board, led by Grote and including consultation with major shareholders. Andersen’s appointment to the Supervisory Board is subject to shareholder approval, and will be on the agenda for the Annual General Meeting, to be held April 26.

Andersen added: “I am excited to be nominated for the role of Chairman of the Supervisory Board and look forward to being able to play my part in the transformation of AkzoNobel and delivering further value creation for shareholders and other stakeholders.”

If confirmed, Andersen will take the place of Antony Burgmans, the current Supervisory Board Chair, who is in his final year on the board. Burgmans played a controversial role in last year's merger talks with Pittsburgh-based PPG; at one point, an activist hedge fund that was in favor of the deal sought to remove him as chair

   

Tagged categories: AkzoNobel; Business matters; Business operations; Personnel; Personnel changes

Comment Join the Conversation:

Sign in to our community to add your comments.

Advertisements
 
Keim Mineral Coatings
 
Mineral Silicate Paints + Stains Fuse to Concrete
 
• Forms permanent chemical bonds
• Becomes part of the concrete
• Will never peel
• Looks completely natural
 

 
Novatek Corporation
 
Novatek Portable Air Filtration Systems
 
Air Scrubbers/Negative Air machines for restoration, abatement, dust & odor control, hazardous contaminant removal from job sites to clean rooms and hospitals. Portable, affordable!
 

 
Shield Industries, Inc
 
FireGuard® E-84 Intumescent Coating - Shield Industries, Inc
 
Trust the certified protection of the industry’s most innovative intumescent coating FireGuard® E-84 to provide you with the 1 and 2 hour fire ratings you need.
 

 
 
 

Technology Publishing Co., 1501 Reedsdale Street, Suite 2008, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

TEL 1-412-431-8300  • FAX  1-412-431-5428  •  EMAIL webmaster@durabilityanddesign.com


The Technology Publishing Network

Durability + Design PaintSquare the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Paint BidTracker

 

© Copyright 2012-2018, Technology Publishing Co., All rights reserved