Maëlys is already a member of the company's Executive Committee as Chief Financial Officer since September 15 and is based at AkzoNobel's head office in Amsterdam. She succeeded Keith Nichols who left the company in June this year.
"Maëlys is a high caliber professional with a wealth of experience in finance who brings key skills and capabilities to our company," said Antony Burgmans, Chairman of AkzoNobel's Supervisory Board.
A French national, Maëlys previously worked at Air Liquide for 14 years, most recently as Group Deputy CFO. Her previous posts there include Europe Chief Financial Officer and Group Corporate Finance and Treasury Director. She started her career at the international ELF Oil & Gas Group.