CFO and Member of the Board of Management and the Executive Committee (1960, British)
Keith Nichols joined AkzoNobel in December 2005 from Corus Group plc, where he held the position of Group Treasurer. Prior to joining Corus in 2004, he held a number of senior finance positions within the TNT Post Group, including that of CFO, and before that with WPP plc, BET plc and Storehouse plc.
Having brought extensive international finance experience to AkzoNobel, he played a key role in the divestment of the company’s pharmaceutical operations in 2007, and in financing and completing the acquisition of ICI plc. He was appointed CFO in 2008 to lead and integrate the finance function and oversee the delivery of the ICI acquisition synergies.
He has lived and worked in the UK, the Netherlands, France and the US and is a Fellow of the Association of Corporate Treasurers, as well as holding the MCT in treasury, risk and corporate finance.