Currently the Chairman of the Board and Managing Director for AkzoNobel Decorative Paints in South East & South Asia (SESA). Over the course of his 28-year career with AkzoNobel, he has successfully led various portfolios in the coatings and automobile departments. In his previous role, Oscar managed the global Marine, Protective and Yacht Coatings (MPY) business. He has had a proven track record in driving growth in market share and profitability, including sales when he was the Sales & Marketing Director of West Europe under Powder Coatings business.
With a key interest in Sustainability, Oscar is actively involved in the ADB Dutchcham Sustainable Business Committee, joining a network that drives business performance while positively impacting the environment and society globally. Oscar also actively promotes painting the construction industry green and collaborates closely with the World Green Building Council in Asia in many initiatives and thought leadership platform.
Oscar went through an Advanced Management Program at INSEAD in 2006 and Global Executive Leadership Program at Yale School of Management in 2016. He graduated from Technical University Eindhoven with a Masters in Business Engineering and Management Sciences in 1988. Oscar is born in the Netherlands, and in addition to English and Dutch, he is also fluent in Spanish, Swedish, German, and French.
Oscar is a passionate people manager, driving customer focus and performance improvement in all business areas. Other areas of his expertise include market research, business planning, strategy development, and innovation. With his family, he has lived and worked in Spain, Sweden and now Singapore.