This announcement concludes an extensive search and selection process conducted by the Supervisory Board, led by Byron Grote, Deputy Chairman, including consultation with major shareholders.
Nils Andersen, a Danish citizen, is Non-Executive Director at BP and Unilever, where he serves on the Audit Committees of both companies. Nils was Group Chief Executive of A.P. Møller – Mærsk from 2007 until 2016 and had previously been President and Chief Executive Officer of Carlsberg and Carlsberg Breweries.
Byron Grote commented: “We are very pleased to nominate Nils Andersen. 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.”
Nils 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.”
The appointment of Mr. Andersen to the Supervisory Board of AkzoNobel is subject to shareholder approval and as such will be added to the agenda of the Annual General meeting to be held on April 26, 2018.