OCI N.V. (NYSE Euronext: OCI) announced today that its Non-Executive Board of Directors will propose the appointment of Mr. Robert Jan van de Kraats as an independent non-executive member of the Board of Directors to the next general meeting of shareholders to be held in 2014.
Mr. Van de Kraats (1960) is a Dutch citizen with 25 years of experience in financial management. He joined Randstad Holding N.V. in 2001 as Chief financial Officer (CFO) and member of the executive board, and was appointed as its vice-chairman in 2006. In addition, he is responsible for Randstad’s operations in Japan and India. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Mr. Van de Kraats began his career with one of the big four accountancy firms and from 1989 until joining Randstad, he held various senior finance positions in the technology and credit insurance sectors. Between 2004 and November 2013, Mr. Van de Kraats was Supervisory Board member of two listed Dutch companies.
Nassef Sawiris, Chief Executive Officer of OCI N.V. commented: “We are delighted to nominate Robert Jan van de Kraats as an independent non-executive member of our board of directors. His extensive knowledge in finance and accounting, 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 the appointment of Mr. Sipko Schat and Mr. Kees van der Graaf as independent non-executive members of the Board of Directors to the upcoming extraordinary general meeting of shareholders. Mr. Schat has 25 years of banking experience and was member of the executive board of Rabobank Nederland from 2006 to 2013. Mr. Van der Graaf has more than 35 years of global management and consulting experience. From 2004 to 2008, he was a Member of Unilever’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee.