AMSTERDAM — Specialty chemicals provider Nouryon announced the appointment of Julie Aslaksen to its Board of Directors, as of April 21, 2021.

“We are thrilled to welcome Julie to our Board of Directors. As a highly accomplished public company general counsel and corporate secretary, she brings extensive operational and corporate expertise, as well as significant board, governance, compensation and benefits and securities experience,” said Charlie Shaver, Chairman and CEO of Nouryon.

“Julie’s broad corporate background and strong focus on shareholder engagement and strategic business relationships will be highly valuable to Nouryon as we continue to execute our growth plans in the coming years. We look forward to her contributions,” said Martin Sumner, Managing Director at The Carlyle Group and member of the Nouryon Board of Directors.

Aslaksen brings more than 20 years of strategic legal and business leadership experience, including extensive experience advising boards of directors and executive leadership teams. She is the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary at Host Hotels & Resorts Inc., an S&P 500 company and the largest lodging real estate investment trust in the United States. Previously, she spent over 16 years serving in a variety of legal roles at General Dynamics, most recently as Vice President and General Counsel of General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT).