AkzoNobel's Marjan Oudeman to become President of Utrecht University

AkzoNobel's Marjan Oudeman to become President of Utrecht University 
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS -- (Marketwire) -- 02/18/13 --  AkzoNobel
today announced that Marjan Oudeman, Executive Committee member
responsible for Organizational Development and Human Resources, has
accepted an offer to become President of Utrecht University, one of
Europe's leading and
best-rated universities. She will leave
AkzoNobel as of June 30 to take up her
new role. 
Since joining the company in 2010, Marjan Oudeman realigned the Human
capabilities of AkzoNobel around the world, ensuring
increased employee engagement. In addition, thanks to her leadership,
the company made significant
progress on its vision to be an employer
of choice. Marjan Oudeman was also integral to the creation of the
country organizations, which have enabled AkzoNobel to better
coordinate resources and help drive operational and functional
excellence across the company. 
"I would like to thank Marjan for her outstanding service and her
contributions to the company," said Ton Buechner, CEO of
AkzoNobel. "On behalf of myself and the Executive Committee, I wish
her all the best in her new and exciting role at Utrecht University." 
Marjan Oudeman joins the academic world after more than 30 years in
including an extensive industrial career at Tata Steel and
its predecessor companies. Marjan Oudeman is also a Supervisory Board
member at Statoil, ABN
AMRO and Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS). Next to
that, she is Board Member at the
Rijksmuseum, Het Concertgebouw and
Nationaal Fonds 4 en 5 mei amongst others. 
The process to find a successor for Marjan Oudeman is ongoing and the
will be announced in due course. 
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AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major
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.
operations in more than 80 countries, our 55,000 people around
the world are
committed to excellence and de
livering Tomorrow's
Answers Today(TM). 
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