AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwire - Feb 18, 2013) - AkzoNobel today announced that
Marjan Oudeman, Executive Committee member
responsible for Organizational Development and Human Resources, has
offer to become President of Utrecht University, one of Europe's leading
best-rated universities. She will leave AkzoNobel as of June 30 to take up
Since joining the company in 2010, Marjan Oudeman realigned the Human
capabilities of AkzoNobel around the world, ensuring increased employee
engagement. In addition, thanks to her leadership, the company made
progress on its vision to be an employer of choice. Marjan Oudeman was also
integral to the creation of the country organizations, which have enabled
AkzoNobel to better coordinate resources and help drive operational and
functional excellence across the company.
"I would like to thank Marjan for her outstanding service and her
contributions to the company," said Ton Büchner, CEO of AkzoNobel. "On
myself and the Executive Committee, I wish her all the best in her new and
exciting role at Utrecht University."
Marjan Oudeman joins the academic world after more than 30 years in
including an extensive industrial career at Tata Steel and its predecessor
companies. Marjan Oudeman is also a Supervisory Board member at Statoil,
AMRO and Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS). Next to that, she is Board Member at
Rijksmuseum, Het Concertgebouw and Nationaal Fonds 4 en 5 mei amongst
The process to find a successor for Marjan Oudeman is ongoing and the
will be announced in due course.
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AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major
of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with
innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers
our customers. Our portfolio includes well known brands such as Dulux,
International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are
consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability.
operations in more than 80 countries, our 55,000 people around the world
committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow's Answers Today™.
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