Maëlys Castella

Chief Corporate Development Officer and Member of the Executive Committee (1966)

Chief Corporate Development Officer and Member of the Executive Committee Maëlys Castella

Maëlys Castella joined AkzoNobel as Chief Financial Officer in 2014. After a short break, in 2018 she returned as member of the Executive Committee of AkzoNobel in the position of Chief Corporate Development Officer, responsible for Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Sustainability and Technology/Innovation.

Before joining AkzoNobel, Maëlys, a French national, worked at Air Liquide since 2000, where she held various senior management positions in Finance and Marketing before she was appointed Group Deputy CFO in 2013. Her early career was spent in the oil and gas industry in Elf, now part of Total Group.

Maëlys is an engineer by training having earned an Engineering degree at Ecole Centrale Paris. She also has a Master’s degree in Energy Management & Policy from the University of Pennsylvania and the French Institute of Petroleum (IFP).