Maëlys Castella

Independent Director,
Chair of the Audit Committee,
Member of the Compensation Committee

Maëlys Castella, French, is an independent Director of SOCIÉTÉ BIC and Chair of the Audit Committee.

Maëlys is a member of the Executive Committee of AkzoNobel in the position of Chief Corporate Development Officer, responsible for Strategy, Mergers and Acquisitions, Sustainability and Innovation. She joined AkzoNobel as Chief Financial Officer and member of the Board of management in 2014.

Before joining AkzoNobel, Maëlys worked at Air Liquide since 2000, where she held various Senior Management positions in Finance and Marketing before she was appointed Group Deputy Chief Financial Officer in 2013. Her early career was spent in the oil and gas industry working during eight years for Elf, now part of Total Group.