Our Board of Management and Executive Committee
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Maarten de Vries
CFO and member of the Board of Management and Executive Committee
Maarten de Vries joined AkzoNobel in January 2018. He spent the previous three years as CFO at Intertrust Group and TNT Express. He was a member of the Management Board of Intertrust Group and the Executive Board of TNT Express. From 2011 to 2014, Maarten was CEO of TP Vision. Prior to this, he held various senior positions at Royal Philips Electronics, including Chief Information Officer and Chief Purchasing Officer at Group Management Committee level.
CEO and Chairman of the Board of Management and Executive Committee
Thierry Vanlancker joined AkzoNobel in 2016, bringing more than 28 years of experience in the chemicals industry. He led operations in polymers, performance coatings and chemicals at DuPont and was President of Fluoroproducts at Chemours. Thierry has lived and worked in Switzerland, the US, Germany, France and Belgium. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Ghent. In April 2019, Thierry became a non-executive member of the Board of Directors of Sika AG.
Chief Supply Chain Officer and Member of the Executive Committee
David Prinselaar joined AkzoNobel in 2015, taking responsibility for the Performance Coatings operations and then manufacturing for AkzoNobel as a whole from January 2018. In March 2019, David took over the role of Chief Supply Chain Officer and became a member of the Executive Committee. Before joining AkzoNobel, David worked for more than ten years for Reckitt Benckiser after acting as a management consultant for five years.
General Counsel and member of the Executive Committee
(1970, Canadian and British)
Isabelle Deschamps joined AkzoNobel in 2018. Before joining the company, she was responsible for legal and compliance at Unilever’s European businesses and its Food and Refreshment division worldwide, and previously Personal Care and Intellectual Property at Nestlé. She started her career at a Canadian law firm after finishing a Master’s degree in Law at the University of Montreal. Isabelle is admitted to the England and Wales Law Society and to the Quebec (Canada) Bar, and completed an Executive Business program at the London Business School.
Chief Human Resources Officer and member of the Executive Committee
Marten Booisma joined AkzoNobel as Chief Human Resources Officer in 2013. He spent the previous six years in a similar position at Royal Ahold. Having graduated from the University of Amsterdam with a Master of Science in Politics, he started his career in HR at Shell and Unilever. He then moved on to assume various senior management positions at Ahold. Marten will be succeeded by Joëlle Boxus as of March 9, 2020.
Chief Operating Officer and member of the Executive Committee
Ruud Joosten joined AkzoNobel in 1996 as International Marketing Manager for Decorative Paints, having graduated from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam with a Master’s in Economics. Since then, he has held various management positions within Decorative Paints and our former Specialty Chemicals business, including Manager of the Decorative Paints North and East Europe business and Managing Director of Pulp and Performance Chemicals.
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