Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Management (1951, Dutch)
A graduate of the University of Groningen and Assistant Professor of Economics at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam in the Netherlands (where he received his PhD in economics). A former Minister for Economic Affairs in the Dutch government, prior to joining AkzoNobel, he was senior partner and chairman of the Dutch office of The Boston Consulting Group.
He is a non-executive director at Royal Dutch Shell. In addition, Mr. Wijers is a member of the Board of Directors of the Concertgebouw N.V. and a member of the European Round Table of Industrialists.