Bernard Bot will remain in his executive board position of CFO, and Jeroen Seyger, currently interim CFO, will continue in a senior finance function in the road and air express delivery company.
Gunning is a member of AkzoNobel’s board of management and executive committee until April 26, 2013. He is also a member of TNT Express’ supervisory board, a role he will relinquish immediately.
Gunning has been a member of AkzoNobel’s board of management and executive committee with responsibility for decorative paints since 2009. Prior to AkzoNobel, Gunning was CEO of Vedior. His career also includes more than 25 years with Unilever.
Gunning’s appointment is on the agenda of the annual general meeting of shareholders on April 10.