AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands - Maarten van den Bergh has resigned as Chairman and as a member of the Supervisory Board of AkzoNobel. This is due to temporary ill health following an accident. Van den Bergh’s resignation takes place with immediate effect.
It will be proposed to the shareholders that Karel Vuursteen will be appointed as Chairman of the Supervisory Board. Vuursteen was appointed as a member of the Supervisory Board of AkzoNobel in 2002, followed by his appointment as Deputy Chairman in 2006. He brings a wealth of international business experience and inside knowledge of AkzoNobel to his proposed position as Chairman. Vuursteen is a former CEO of Heineken and is also a member of the Supervisory Boards of ING Group, TOMTOM N.V. and Henkel AG