Akzo Nobel said Tuesday that it has appointed Maarten de Vries as its next chief financial officer, effective Jan. 1, 2018.
The industrial-paints company said that once Mr. de Vries starts working the current interim CFO, Hans De Vriese, will move into the role of director of planning and transformation.
Mr. de Vries joins the company from Intertrust Group, a Netherlands-based international trust and corporate management company, where he also held the role of chief financial officer.
By Carlo Martuscelli
Corteva (Indianapolis, Indiana) says it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Stoller Group (Houston, Texas), a producer of biostimulants and plant nutrition products, for $1.2 billion. Stoller is one of the largest independent biologicals companies globally, with operations in more than 60 countries and more than $400 million in annual sales.
OMV has announced its new corporate structure today, designed to fully enable the delivery of Strategy 2030. The new organization will be built on five distinct areas. In addition to the CEO and CFO areas, three business segments will be established: Chemicals & Materials, Fuels & Feedstock, and Energy.
The European petchem sector is readying for some tough quarters. It’s a different picture in the US. So is this the best time ever to find a new role in the chemical industry? If you are in Europe, you would expect me to say probably not. But actually, it depends. So let me give you four answers to this question.