Allen joins AkzoNobel from China National Bluestar Group, where he has held the post of Chief Operating Officer since 2009. Prior to joining Bluestar he previously worked for General Electric Company and Sabic in various operations, manufacturing and logistics roles. David Allen will report directly to CEO Ton Büchner.
“We are delighted to have appointed someone of David’s calibre and standing,” said AkzoNobel CEO Ton Büchner. “He brings strong operations, manufacturing and logistics experience from across Europe, USA, Asia Pacific and China.
“His broad experience in our industries combined with his strong track record in improving operational performance will be a valuable addition to our team as we continue to take our strategy forward.”
Added Allen: “I'm excited to be joining AkzoNobel, a global company with a strong heritage in manufacturing and distribution and leading market positions across the world. I look forward to working with the businesses and the leadership team to help deliver on the company's strategic ambitions.”