The shareholders of AkzoNobel appointed Gregoire Poux-Guillaume as a member of the Board of Management, effective Nov. 1, 2022. Poux-Guillaume also assumes the role of CEO on the same date. He will replace Thierry Vanlancker, who has been CEO and member of the Board of Management since 2017.

Gregoire Poux-Guillaume will become the new CEO of AkzoNobel November 1, 2022.

Poux-Guillaume will join AkzoNobel on October 1 to ensure a smooth transition come November 1, says AkzoNobel.

“I would like to welcome Gregoire Poux-Guillaume, who is an experienced business leader with an impressive track record of delivering results, growth and building strong teams,” says Nils Smedegaard Andersen, chair of AkzoNobel’s Supervisory Board. “His experience will play a key role in helping the company to further improve its operational excellence and performance. I’d also like to thank Thierry for his time at AkzoNobel, during which AkzoNobel was transformed to become a focused and competitive paints and coatings company, with significant returns to shareholders.”

Poux-Guillaume’s previous roles include CEO of Sulzer, CEO of GE Grid Solutions (previously Alstom Grid) and senior managing director of CVC Capital Partners.