Drs. Kees van Lede
Achtergrond - 14 april 2009
Van Lede started his career at Shell. He then became a consultant at McKinsey. Later on, he worked for Ahold, Hollandse Beton Groep and the employers' organization VNO, before finding his way to Akzo, where he experienced the takeover by the Swedish Nobel. In 1994 he became chairman, which he remained for 9 years.
Van Lede sits on the board of many companies. For example, he is on the board of Heineken, Philips and Koninklijke Tichelaar. In addition to the Netherlands, Van Lede is also on the board of several foreign companies, for example the American Sara Lee and the French Air Liquide.