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Thierry Laugerette, CMO – AkzoNobel

Thierry works at Akzo Nobel, one of the largest global Paints and Coatings Company .It is a Global Fortune 500 company and is consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. It has 2 major business areas: Decorative Paints, Performance Coatings. AkzoNobel revenue in 2017 totaled €14.2 billion and it has approximately 46,000 employees working in more than 80 countries with the company’s headquarters located in Amsterdam. The AkzoNobel Performance Coatings is a leading supplier of performance coatings business with strong product technologies and brands. Its long-standing purpose lies in bringing people peace of mind by protecting the things that are most precious to them. Its main business operations includes: Marine Coatings, Metal Coatings, Protective Coatings, Powder Coatings, Specialty Coatings, Vehicle Refinishes and Wood Coatings. AkzoNobel Performance Coatings revenue in 2017 totaled €5.7 billion delivering €759 million EBIT and has approximately 19,000 employees.

Thierry has over 15 years’ experience in Pharmaceutical and Specialty Chemicals industry. He enjoyed challenges in diverse management position in R&D, technical services, sales, operational and strategic marketing at Sanofi, Boehringer Ingelheim,WACKER Chemie AG and Lafarge SA.

Thierry has also worked as a consultant supporting the growth and differentiation of crop science, specialty chemicals and industrial gases leaders with Digital Business Model innovation, Pricing execution, Sales & Marketing Excellence in a Digital world. Thierry was leading the service offering on Pricing and Profitability Management and on Commercial Excellence.

Thierry has a MsC in Chemical Engineering from CPE Lyon and an EMBA from HEC Paris. French citizen, 44 years old. Hobby : sailing, hiking, wines