Van Lede to leave Akzo Nobel board

Kees van Lede is leaving the supervisory board of chemicals company Akzo Nobel in May. Van Lede was company chairman for nine years, overseeing its merger with Sweden’s Nobel Industries in 1993.

He joined the supervisory board four years ago. Van Lede has a string of other supervisory board posts and is one of three court-appointed board members charged with bringing order back to engineering group Stork.

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