Akzo Nobel NV
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May 07, 2013 02:09 ET

Marten Booisma new Chief HR Officer AkzoNobel

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS--(Marketwired - May 7, 2013) -

May 7, 2013

AkzoNobel today announced the appointment of Marten Booisma as the company's new Executive Committee Member responsible for Human Resources. He will officially take up the position of Chief Human Resource Officer on October 1(st).

Booisma has been Chief Human Resource Officer at Royal Ahold since 2007 and will succeed Marjan Oudeman, who is leaving AkzoNobel to become President of Utrecht University.

"We are delighted to have appointed someone of Marten's caliber and reputation," said AkzoNobel CEO Ton Büchner. "He has significant international HR experience and brings a strong combination of leadership development, business transformation experience, team building capabilities and leadership skills to his new role and our leadership team."

Added Booisma: "I'm excited to be joining AkzoNobel, a global company with a long and proud heritage, and I look forward to engaging with employees all over the world to help deliver on the company's strategic ambitions."

Employed by Royal Ahold since 1999 - when he joined as Director of Management Development Europe - Booisma previously worked for Unilever and Shell in various HR positions.

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AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well-known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 50,000 people around the world are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow's Answers Today™.

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Marten Booisma new Chief HR Officer AkzoNobel: http://hugin.info/130660/R/1699602/560716.pdf

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