Dutch paints firm Akzo Nobel N.V. (AKZA.AE) said Friday that Chief Financial Officer Maelys Castella is stepping down from the role and as a board member due to health reasons, and that it has appointed Hans De Vriese as interim finance chief.
The firm, which earlier this year fought off a bid from U.S. peer PPG Industries Inc., said Ms. Castella is expected to return to the company in a senior role. It plans to start a search for a permanent chief financial officer, both internally and externally.
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Mr. De Vriese joined AkzoNobel in 2009, initially as corporate director control, before taking over as group controller in 2015.
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September 08, 2017 01:51 ET (05:51 GMT)