Ton Büchner was appointed as member of the Board of Management by the shareholders and was duly appointed as CEO by the Supervisory Board. At the same time, Hans Wijers stepped down from his position as CEO and member of the Board of Management. The AGM thanked Mr. Wijers for his long and successful tenure at AkzoNobel, transforming the former conglomerate into the world’s largest coatings and specialty chemicals company.
Keith Nichols was reappointed to the Board of Management for another four-year term, and Leif Darner – who will reach the regular retirement age for Board of Management members in 2014 – was reappointed for a two-year term.
Rob Frohn stepped down from the Board of Management effective May 1, 2012. The AGM thanked Mr. Frohn for his extensive and successful 28-year career with AkzoNobel.