AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Oct. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shareholders of Akzo Nobel N.V. held an Extraordinary General Meeting in Amsterdam today and appointed new CFO Maëlys Castella as a member of the Board of Management.
Maëlys is already a member of the company's Executive Committee as Chief Financial Officer since September 15 and is based at AkzoNobel's head office in Amsterdam. She succeeded Keith Nichols who left the company in June this year.
"Maëlys is a high caliber professional with a wealth of experience in finance who brings key skills and capabilities to our company," said Antony Burgmans, Chairman of AkzoNobel's Supervisory Board.
A French national, Maëlys previously worked at Air Liquide for 14 years, most recently as Group Deputy CFO. Her previous posts there include Europe Chief Financial Officer and Group Corporate Finance and Treasury Director. She started her career at the international ELF Oil & Gas Group.
AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 50,000 people around the world are committed to delivering leading products and technologies to meet the growing demands of our fast-changing world.
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