At an extraordinary general meeting, shareholders of Akzo Nobel appointed new CEO Thierry Vanlancker as a member of the Board of Management.
Vanlancker was already appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) by the Supervisory Board in July. He succeeded Ton Büchner who left AkzoNobel at the same time.
Antony Burgmans, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, commented: “Thierry is an outstanding executive who is well placed to take AkzoNobel 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 AkzoNobel, having joined the company in 2016. Prior to joining AkzoNobel he was President Fluoroproducts for Chemours, the spin-off company of DuPont’s chemical businesses formed in 2015.