CFO, member of the Board of Management and the Executive Committee
Maëlys Castella was appointed to the Board of Management of AkzoNobel on October 8, 2014. Maëlys was already Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Committee as of September 15, 2014.
Prior to joining AkzoNobel, Maëlys Castella, a French national, held the position of Group Deputy CFO at Air Liquide, a Paris Euronext stock exchange listed company, world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health.
Maëlys is an engineer by training having earned an Engineering degree at Ecole Centrale Paris. She also has a Master's degree in Energy Management & Policy from the University of Pennsylvania and the French Institute of Petroleum (IFP).
Her early career was spent in the oil and gas industry at the Elf Group involving roles as Financing & Capital Market Manager as well as Investor Relations and Controller.
In 2000 she joined Air Liquide where she held various positions in Finance and Marketing before she was appointed Group Deputy CFO in 2013.