AkzoNobel Appointed Three New Executives to Its Supervisory Board

Date: 29/02/2024
Kategorien: Corporate
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The new-elected executives of AkzoNobel’s Supervisory Board will aid the company to consolidate its position in the global paints and coatings market.

The international paints and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has recently announced that Jaska de Bakker, Ute Wolf and Wouter Kolk will be appointed to the company's Supervisory Board. In addition, the current Vice-Chairman and President of the Audit Committee Byron Grote will be appointed for a fourth one-year term.

“With the nomination of Jaska, Ute and Wouter, we will add a wide variety of knowledge to the Supervisory Board. We wish all three of them every success in their new roles,” has stated Ben Noteboom, Chair of AkzoNobel’s Supervisory Board.

The background of the new executives

Jaska De Bakker is a proven financial leader with extensive experience in strategy, governance and ESG. She is currently a board member of several companies and was CFO of Royal FrieslandCampina and Royal HaskoningDHV.

Ute Wolf has extensive experience in financial management and business planning. She was CFO of Evonik Industries AG for ten years and has held several management positions in various industries and companies.

Wouter Kolk is the current CEO of Ahold Delhaize Europe / Indonesia. And has a deep experience in commercial, operational, supply chain, strategic and general management roles.

Lastly, Byron Grote - starting with the audit of the 2026 financial statements - will lead the oversight of the external auditor selection process, which includes the replacement of AkzoNobel's audit firm.

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