Press Release: Maëlys Castella appointed CFO at AkzoNobel
(Thomson Reuters ONE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)
June 17, 2014
AkzoNobel has today announced the appointment of Maëlys Castella (47) as the
company's new Chief Financial Officer. She will officially take up the position
on September 15.
Maëlys Castella succeeds Keith Nichols, who announced his intention to leave
AkzoNobel on January 15, 2014. She has worked at Air Liquide for the last 14
years, most recently as Group Deputy CFO. Her previous posts there include
Europe Chief Financial Officer and Corporate Finance and Treasury Director.
Commenting on the appointment, AkzoNobel CEO Ton Büchner said: "We're delighted
to have appointed Maëlys as the company's CFO. She brings a wealth of experience
in finance and will add fresh impetus to our ongoing commitment to improve
operational excellence and drive value creation."
Added Antony Burgmans, Chairman of AkzoNobel's Supervisory Board: "This is a
very important appointment. Maëlys is a high caliber professional who will bring
key skills and capabilities to the company. After a thorough and international
search and selection program that saw many talented candidates, we're very happy
that Maëlys will be joining us as CFO."
Maëlys Castella said: "I am looking forward to working for AkzoNobel with great
enthusiasm. It is a company I much admire, where I believe I can make a major
contribution to the management team in their focus on operational excellence."
A French national, Maëlys Castella joined Air Liquide as Group Financing Manager
in 2000. She previously worked for ELF Oil & Gas Group, where her positions
included Financing and Capital Markets Manager.
She will be nominated for appointment to AkzoNobel's Board of Management and
will be based at the company's head office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Ton
Büchner will take over CFO responsibilities in the brief transition period
between Keith Nichols' departure and Maëlys Castella's commencement date.
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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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