AkzoNobel names Gregoire Poux-Guillaume as new CEO
July 13, 2022
AkzoNobel has announced that Gregoire Poux-Guillaume will become the company's new CEO as of November 1, 2022. He will succeed Thierry Vanlancker, who has been CEO and member of the Board of Management since 2017, and whose term of office is coming to an end.
Gregoire is an international business leader with 25 years of experience. He has a distinguished track record of building successful, profitable businesses in challenging environments, accelerating business growth and improving margins. Previous roles include CEO of Sulzer, CEO of GE Grid Solutions (previously Alstom Grid) and Senior Managing Director of CVC Capital Partners.
The appointment of Gregoire Poux-Guillaume to AkzoNobel's Board of Management is subject to shareholder approval and, as such, will be on the agenda of an Extraordinary General Meeting to be scheduled in September this year.