Charting the Path of Sustainability and Innovation at AkzoNobel | Discussing Strategies, Challenges, and Solutions

December 7, 2023

During this Vision Dinner, Roger Jakeman, CTO at AkzoNobel, will explain his experiences and the dynamic intersection of sustainability and innovation. Current challenges and future outlooks will be central topics. Also, the upcoming EU Green Deal and CSRD Compliance will be discussed. You are most welcome to join this inspiring event!

  • Small scaled peer session
  • Open dialogue by means of the Chatham House Rule

Roger Jakeman, AkzoNobel

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Roger Jakeman


Roger Jakeman has been working in technical markets for most of his career. Since 2006, Roger Jakeman has worked at AkzoNobel in several divisions. Since 2022, he has been the Chief Technology Officer, leading the R&D department focused on innovation and product management.



The paints and coatings industry can play a key role in decarbonizing manufacturing industries globally. Therefore, AkzoNobel implemented ongoing efforts to integrate sustainability in all business operations. The new strategic introduction of People, Planet, and Paint focuses on making sustainability a daily priority within the company. A few goals are to halve the carbon reduction emissions by 2030 for the whole value chain, use 100% renewable electricity and have no non-reusable waste. Executing this vision requires innovative solutions and business transformations. But how do you synergise these two aspects within the value chain? How do you manage and combine efforts throughout an organisation? How do you balance carbon emission reduction with quality and material management?


Location: Restaurant ‘t Amsterdammertje, Rijksstraatweg 119, 3632 AB Loenen aan de Vecht

17:30 | Start program (including presentation, discussion and a 3-course dinner)
20:30 | End of formal program, opportunity for informal networking


Executives in the Manufacturing Industry

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