Patrick Thomas

Patrick Thomas
(1957, British)
C.Eng, M.A. (Hons) Engineering Science

Initial appointment: 2017
Current term of office: 2017 - 2021
  • Chairman and CEO Covestro A.G.
  • Former Chairman and CEO Bayer MaterialScience A.G.
  • Former Non-Executive Director BG Group plc.
  • Former President of Specialties, Huntsman International LLC.
  • Former CEO Polyurethanes division of ICI plc.

Mr. Thomas is currently the Chairman and CEO of Covestro A.G., and previously Chairman and CEO of its predecessor, Bayer MaterialScience A.G. Concurrently, he served as Non-Executive Director of BG Group plc. until 2016. He has been a member of both the AuditCommittee and the Remuneration Committee of the multinational oil and gas company over a period of six years. Prior to this, Mr. 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. Mr. Thomas holds a master’s degree in Engineering Science from Oxford University. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a fellow of the Institute of Engineering and Technology. Mr. Thomas takes leading roles in several industry associations including CEFIC (Conseil Européen de l’Industrie Chimique), WPC (World Plastics Council) and VCI (Verband der chemischen Industrie) and he was president of PlasticsEurope from 2011-2017. 

Mr. Thomas has a proven track record of success within the chemicals and materials science industry. In accordance with the articles of association of Akzo Nobel N.V., Mr. Thomas is nominated by the Supervisory Board for appointment as member of AkzoNobel's Supervisory
Board for a first four-year term as set forth in the articles of association of Akzo Nobel N.V., with effect from November 30, 2017.

Mr. Thomas holds no ordinary shares in the company.