Major European executive Nils Andersen joins AkzoNobel as chairman; senior non-executive Colin Day takes Euromoney audit role; and Telit beefs up its board.
Ship being coated with AkzoNobel products. Photo: AkzoNobel
Nils Andersen has been lined up as the next chairman of Dutch paints and coatings business AkzoNobel.
Andersen, a Danish citizen, joins the Dulux and Polyfilla brand owner following a selection process led by former BP CFO and Akzo deputy chairman Byron Grote. He replaces Antony Burgmans.
AkzoNobel came under fire from shareholders last year over its talks with American rival Axalta, given its earlier commitment to go it alone and after shunning suitor PPG Industries.
A non-executive at BP and Unilever, Andersen headed up container and shipping giant A.P. Møller–Mærsk, also known as Maersk, from 2007 until 2016. He w
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