Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> March 5, 2001

Cees Van Lede – Akzo Nobel Nv (akzoy)

CEES VAN LEDE is the Chairman of the Board of Management of Akzo Nobel NV. Prior to this, he was Deputy Chairman. Mr van Lede was Vice President of UNICE (Union of Industrial and Employer's Confederations of Europe) before joining Akzo Nobel, from 1991 to 1994. From 1984 to 1991 he was Chairman of Federation of Dutch Industries. Mr van Lede started his career in Shell International Petroleum Company, and then joined McKinsey & Company Management Consultants. Mr van Lede graduated from INSEAD in 1967 and holds an MA in Law from the University of Leiden, in the Netherlands. He is married and has three children. Profile
TWST: Could we start with a quick corporate profile, an introduction to

the main businesses of Akzo Nobel?

Mr. van Lede: We presently have three major activities: pharmaceuticals,

coatings and