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Azelis announces new strategic appointments to support growth

News International-French

6 Jul 2016

The Azelis Board of Directors announces strategic organisational changes to position the Group for further success.

Supported by investors APAX and following the acquisition and successful integration of Azelis Americas, former Koda Distribution Group, Azelis now has a unique global footprint and is geared for the next phase of growth and expansion.The Board is pleased to welcome Thijs Bakker as Chief Financial Officer. Thijs will join Azelis in September 2016 following the retirement of Martin Hollenhorst in August. Bringing a wealth of experience in the finance and the chemical industry, Thijs has worked for over 15 years for AkzoNobel in various finance roles in the Netherlands, US and across Asia Pacific. In his most recent assignment Thijs was Finance Director Marine & Protective Coatings at AkzoNobel, based in Singapore.In addition to this new appointment, further organisation changes in the Executive Committee will support Azelis’ development.