AkzoNobel welcomes new CFO for Speciality Chemicals

AkzoNobel has appointed Renier Vree as chief financial officer of its Speciality Chemicals business, effective 1 March 2018.

Vree currently holds the titles of CFO and member of the executive board at Arcadis N.V. Prior to this, he spent over 20 years at Philips N.V., most recently as CFO of Philips Lighting.

Werner Fuhrmann, CEO of AkzoNobel Speciality Chemicals, said: “Renier will be an outstanding addition to our senior management team. He brings impressive executive experience with a strong track record of delivering operational performance, and will be instrumental in delivering on our ambitious growth plans.”

AkzoNobel previously announced a dual-track process for the separation of its Speciality Chemicals business, either via a private sale or a legal demerger. The separation process remains on track for April 2018.

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