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Our People

Having the freedom to express yourself from day one. Being rewarded for what you contribute.
And having the space to grow and develop. That’s what every day is like in RD&I at AkzoNobel.

But don’t take our word for it. We’ve asked some of our colleagues how they feel about working here.
Click on the links below to read their stories.

Search for new and exciting career opportunities currently available in our vacancy bank.

 Cedric Bruel

"I really enjoy working with so many different people from so many different countries. It’s truly a learning environment."

Cedric Bruel
R&D Project Manager, Global Exterior Wall Expertise and Research Group in Singapore  

 Jeff Krotine"I came to AkzoNobel to work on the coatings I used to complain I couldn’t stick to with my glue"

Jeff Krotine
Product Development Leader, Metal Coatings RD&I in Strongsville, United States 
 Åsa Håkansson"Some customers are setting very high standards for both performance and sustainability, and I enjoy the challenge of meeting their demands."

Åsa Håkansson
Global Product Manager Flooring, Wood Coatings Europe in Malmö, Sweden 
 Jacqueline Oonincx

"I’ve learned leadership and people skills through a hands-on approach to the job" 

Jacqueline Oonincx
Director Engineering Excellence in Arnhem, The Netherlands

 Rudie Venderbosch

"I was given the opportunities I was looking for, and maybe even a bit more"

Rudie Venderbosch
Research Scientist at the Strategic Research Group Polymer & Resin Science in Deventer, The Netherlands 

 Hans Lammers

"back then I was looking up to people that I'm leading today"

Hans Lammers
Team Leader at the Strategic Research Group Process Technology in Deventer, The Netherlands

 Sanatan Hajra

"seeking to push the boundaries when it comes to innovation"

Sanatan Hajra
Head of RD&I Decorative Paints business in India, Sri Lanka & Bangladesh and of Product Development for Trim & Wood care for the South East and South Asia business

 Annika Karlsson

"amazed by the sheer diversity of the work"

Annika Karlsson
RD&I and Sustainability Director, Ethylene and Sulfur Derivatives in Stenungsund, Sweden

 Limin (Maggie) Shao

"I’ve been given the space to learn on the job, and the company has supported me with the tools I need to succeed in my work and my career"

Limin (Maggie) Shao 
Metal Coatings North Asia Development and Solution Lab Manager in Shanghai, China

 Pam Wilson

"always on the lookout for innovative technology"

Pamela Wilson
Chemist at Packaging Coatings R&D in Strongsville, Ohio, USA 

 Alexey Zaitsev

"challenging projects requiring non-standard solutions"

Alexey Zaitsev 
Project manager, Functional Chemicals RD&I Center in Deventer, The Netherlands