Media release

AkzoNobel nominates Ester Baiget and Hans van Bylen to Supervisory Board

March 09, 2022

AkzoNobel announces the nomination of Mrs. Ester Baiget and Mr. Hans van Bylen to the Supervisory Board. The appointment will be put to shareholders for approval at the Annual General Meeting on April 22nd.

Nils Andersen, Chair of the Supervisory Board, commented:

“With Ester and Hans onboard, we look forward to continuing to create long-term value for all our stakeholders. Ester brings a wealth of knowledge in science and sustainability, while Hans brings a deep understanding of the adhesives, sealants and functional coatings industry. We wish the both of them every success in their new roles.”

Mrs. Baiget is the CEO and President of Novozymes A/S. Prior to that, she was the Business President of Dow Industrial Solutions at The Dow Chemical Company. Mrs. Baiget brings 25 years of global experience across manufacturing, technical, commercial and strategic roles.

Mr. Van Bylen, recently retired at Henkel KgaA, is an experienced CEO who brings profound industrial and consumer sector expertise. He has supervisory board experience as Chair of Ontex Group NV and non-executive member of the board of Lanxess AG. Mr. Van Bylen was President of the German Chemical Industry Association until mid-2020.

About AkzoNobel

We supply the sustainable and innovative paints and coatings that our customers, communities – and the environment – are increasingly relying on. That’s why everything we do starts with People. Planet. Paint. Our world class portfolio of brands – including Dulux, International, Sikkens and Interpon – is trusted by customers around the globe. We’re active in more than 150 countries and have set our sights on becoming the global industry leader. It’s what you’d expect from a pioneering paints company that’s committed to science-based targets and is taking genuine action to address globally relevant challenges and protect future generations.

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