AMSTERDAM, the Netherlands - Hans de Vriese has been appointed as AkzoNobel's new Corporate Director Control. He will start the new position on Sept. 1, 2009.
 
A Belgian national, de Vriese joins AkzoNobel from General Motors Corp., where he is Chief Financial Officer, General Motors Asia Pacific. He brings to AkzoNobel a strong financial background and experience, gained across a variety of financial positions within General Motors Corp. in Europe, the United States and China.