OCI N.V. announced today that its Non-Executive Board of Directors will propose to the next general meeting of shareholders the appointment of Mr. Kees van der Graaf as an independent non-executive member of the Board of Directors of OCI N.V.
Mr. van der Graaf (1950) is a Dutch citizen with more than 35 years of global management and consulting experience. From 2004 to 2008, Mr. van der Graaf was a Member of Unilever’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Mr. van der Graaf is a member of the Supervisory Boards of Carlsberg, EnPro Industries, Ben&Jerry’s, GrandVision BV, MyLaps BV and the University of Twente. From 2008 until 2011 Mr. van der Graaf served as an Executive-in-Residence of IMD, the Lausanne-based Business School, in Switzerland. Mr. van der Graaf has acquired extensive international management experience through his many years in management positions in Unilever. He is the founder and president of the FSHD Foundation, which is raising funds to support scientific research into this muscular dystrophy.
Nassef Sawiris, Chief Executive Officer of OCI N.V. commented: “We are pleased about the nomination of Kees van der Graaf as an independent non-executive member of our board of directors. His extensive international experience and proven track record of achievements will add relevant expertise to our board.”
The current Board of Directors of OCI N.V. consists of Michael Bennett, Arif Naqvi and Jan Ter Wisch as non-executive directors. The executive directors are Nassef Sawiris (Chief Executive Officer) and Salman Butt (Chief Financial Officer).
OCI N.V. previously announced its intention to propose to the next general meeting of shareholders the appointment of Mr. Sipko Schat as an independent non-executive member of the Board of Directors of OCI N.V. Mr. Schat has 25 years of banking experience and was appointed as a member of the executive board of Rabobank Nederland in 2006.