AkzoNobel N.V. shareholders elected CEO Gregoire Poux-Guillaume to the board of management, effective Nov. 1.
Poux-Guillaume succeeds outgoing CEO Thierry Vanlancker, whose term of office is expiring. Poux-Guillaume will arrive at AkzoNobel on Oct. 1, the company said in a statement yesterday.
“I would like to welcome Gregoire Poux-Guillaume, who is an experienced business leader with an impressive track record of delivering results, growth and building strong teams,” said Nils Smedegaard Andersen, chair of AkzoNobel’s supervisory board, in the statement. “His experience will play a key role in helping the company to further improve its operational excellence and performance. I’d also like to thank Thierry for his time at AkzoNobel, during which AkzoNobel was transformed to become a focused and competitive paints and coatings company, with significant returns to shareholders.”
Poux-Guillaume formerly served as CEO of Sulzer and GE Grid Solutions, previously known as Alstom Grid.