Leif E. Darner

Former Chief Executive Officer, Performance Coatings, Akzo Nobel N.V.
Leif E. Darner has served as a director since 2013 and serves as a member of the Finance Committee and the Audit Committee. From 2008 through 2013, Mr. Darner served as the chief executive officer of performance coatings at Akzo Nobel N.V., a leading global paints and coatings company and major producer of specialty chemicals, where he also served on the board of management and executive committee from 2004 through 2013. From 2004 through 2008, he lead the chemicals business of Akzo Nobel N.V., and, from 1999 to 2004, he was general manager of the marine and protective coatings business unit. From 1980 to 1999, Mr. Darner held leadership positions of increasing responsibility with Courtaulds, a United Kingdom chemicals company, which was acquired by Akzo Nobel N.V. in 1998.