de Vries previously served as CFO of TNT Express; CEO of TP Vision; CFO of Intertrust Group; as well as chief information officer and chief purchasing officers at Philips.
"We are delighted to welcome Maarten to AkzoNobel," said Antony Burgmans, chairman of the supervisory board. "In addition to his finance background he has extensive international business experience. We look forward to working with him as we continue to deliver sustainable growth and profitability for all our stakeholders."
Added CEO Thierry Vanlancker: "Maarten brings a wealth of expertise to the company with a wide and varied background, including financial operations, managing growth and leading strategic M&A programs. I look forward to welcoming him to the team."
Interim CFO Hans De Vriese will become director of planning and transformation, per AkzoNobel.
The company said de Vries' appointment to the Board of Management is subject to shareholder approval and as such will be added to the agenda of an AkzoNobel Extraordinary General meeting to be scheduled later this year.
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