Board of Directors

Charlie Shaver

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Member of the Executive Committee

Charlie Shaver is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Nouryon. He works from the company’s US office in Radnor, Pennsylvania, as well as its headquarters in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Mr. Shaver joined Nouryon in 2018 and has been instrumental in its transformation to a stand-alone company (following its separation from AkzoNobel) and in driving its growth performance. Prior to Nouryon, he served as Chairman and CEO of Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., a global coatings company. He was also an Operating Partner of private equity firms Golden Gate Capital and The Carlyle Group, as well as CEO and President of the TPC Group Inc. He began his career with The Dow Chemical Company, where he held a series of operational, engineering and business positions from 1980 to 1996.

Mr. Shaver is currently Chairman of the Board of U.S. Silica (NYSE: SLCA), a global industrial minerals and logistics leader, a member of the board of directors of Atotech (NYSE: ATC), a specialty chemicals company, and a member of the board of directors of Nobian, Nouryon’s former Industrial Chemicals business. He also serves as a mentor to veterans under a Nouryon partnership program with American Corporate Partners. In the past, he served on the boards of several public companies and industry organizations, including the American Chemistry Council and the American Coatings Association.

Mr. Shaver has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Texas A&M University.

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Julie Aslaksen

Member of the Board of Directors
Chair of the Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee

Julie Aslaksen is Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary at Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. She is based in Arlington, Virginia.

Prior to joining Host, Ms. Aslaksen spent over 16 years serving in a variety of legal, compliance and risk management related roles at General Dynamics, most recently as Vice President and General Counsel of General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT). Prior to her role at GDIT, Ms. Aslaksen spent 14 years at the General Dynamics corporate headquarters, where she most recently served as Staff Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary.

Ms. Aslaksen earned her juris doctor degree from American University Washington College of Law and her bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary. She is a member of the state bars for the District of Columbia and Maryland.

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Brian A. Bernasek

Member of the Board of Directors

Brian Bernasek is a Managing Director at The Carlyle Group and head of the Global Industrial and Transportation team. He is based in Washington, D.C., US.

Prior to joining Carlyle in 2000, Mr. Bernasek held positions in New York with Investcorp International, a private equity firm, and in the Investment Banking Division of Morgan Stanley & Co. He is currently also a board member of Asplundh, Atotech (NYSE: ATC), Novolex Holdings and Victory Innovations, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Washington Jesuit Academy.

Mr. Bernasek is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Gregor P. Boehm

Member of the Board of Directors
Chair of the Executive Committee
Member of the Compensation Committee

Gregor Boehm is a Managing Director and Co-Head of The Carlyle Group’s Europe Buyout advisory group. He is based in London, England.

Prior to joining Carlyle, he was a Manager at I.M.M., one of Germany's leading buyout groups. Prior to that, he was an analyst with Morgan Stanley's M&A department in London.

Mr. Boehm is a graduate of the University of Cologne in Cologne, Germany, and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.

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Volkert Doeksen

Member of the Board of Directors

Volkert Doeksen is a former Managing Director and Head of Carlyle Solutions at The Carlyle Group. He is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Previously, Mr. Doeksen was a co-founder, CEO and Chairman of AlpInvest Partners and a member of the Investment Committee, with over 20 years of investment experience. Prior to that, he was a Partner at Dresdner Kleinwort Benson in New York and a Director at Kleinwort Benson Ltd. He also worked at Dillon Read and Morgan Stanley in London, England.

His other board positions include Koninklijke Doeksen B.V., Athora Holdings Ltd. and RedBall Acquisition Corp. (NYSE: RBAC) and Nobian.

Mr. Doeksen received a LL.M. (Master of Laws) from Leiden Law School in Leiden, the Netherlands.

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Curtis Espeland

Member of the Board of Directors
Chair of the Audit Committee

Curt Espeland is the former CFO and Executive Vice President of Eastman Chemical Company, an advanced materials and specialty additives manufacturer based in Kingsport, Tennessee, US.

Prior to the appointment as CFO, Mr. Espeland served in a variety of financial and enterprise risk management roles for Eastman, including Chief Accounting Officer, Director of Finance - Asia Pacific and Director of Internal Audit. He also served as an independent auditor with Arthur Andersen in the US, Europe and Australia.

Mr. Espeland is also an Independent Director for Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc. (NYSE: LECO), where he serves as lead director and member of the finance and audit committees.

Mr. Espeland received his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

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Tanaka J.J. Maswoswe

Member of the Board of Directors
Member of the Audit Committee

Tanaka Maswoswe is a Managing Director at The Carlyle Group focused on US buyout opportunities in the industrial and transportation sectors, based in Washington, D.C., US.

Mr. Maswoswe has been a key contributor to several of the firm’s investments, including Axalta Coating Systems (formerly DuPont Performance Coatings), Signode Industrial Group, Atotech and Nouryon. Prior to joining Carlyle, he was the inaugural Toigo Private Equity MBA Fellow at Carlyle. During this Fellowship, he completed a year-long rotation through Carlyle’s US Buyout group, a Carlyle portfolio company, and the Alternative Investment Management team at CalPERS. Prior to business school, he worked as an Investment Banking Analyst in the Diversified Industrials group at Barclays Capital.

Mr. Maswoswe is also a member of the board of directors of Nobian.

Mr. Maswoswe received his MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.S. in Economics from Yale University.

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Gregory M. Nikodem

Member of the Board of Directors
Chair of the Corporate Responsibility Committee
Member of the Audit Committee

Greg Nikodem is a Managing Director at The Carlyle Group, focused on buyouts, privatizations and strategic minority investments in the industrial and business services sectors. He is based in Washington, D.C., US.

Since joining Carlyle in 2003, Mr. Nikodem has been actively involved with the firm’s investments in Accudyne Industries, ADT CAPS, Asplundh Tree Experts, Atotech, JMC Steel, Nouryon, and Veyance Technologies, among others.

He currently serves as a director on the boards of Asplundh Tree Experts and Atotech (NYSE: ATC).

Mr. Nikodem received his MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management from Stanford University.

Martin W. Sumner

Member of the Board of Directors
Member of the Executive Committee
Chair of the Compensation Committee

Martin W. Sumner is a Managing Director of The Carlyle Group, where he focuses on investment opportunities in the industrial and transportation sectors, based in Washington, D.C., US.

Since joining Carlyle in 2003, Mr. Sumner has led or been a key contributor to several of the firm’s investments, including Allison Transmission, Atotech, AxleTech International, Axalta Coating Systems, Centennial Resources Development, Nouryon, United Components, Veyance Technologies and Wildhorse Resources, among others. Prior to joining Carlyle, he held positions with Thayer Capital Partners, a private equity firm, and the strategy consulting group of Mercer Management Consulting.

Mr. Sumner is also a member of the board of directors of Atotech (NYSE: ATC) and Nobian.

Mr. Sumner received his MBA from Stanford University, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar, and a B.S. in Economics, magna cum laude, from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Noelle Walsh

Member of the Board of Directors
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee

Noelle Walsh is Corporate VP of Cloud Operations & Innovation at Microsoft, the engine that powers the Microsoft Cloud and its services. She is based in Seattle, Washington, US.

She joined Microsoft in July 2017, bringing her strong operational background in leading large, global teams across geographies and businesses for a Fortune 50 Science and Technology company. Ms. Walsh has over 25 years of prior experience with The Dow Chemical Company, where she worked across multiple businesses, leading over 25% of its manufacturing base, as well as the chemicals division of businesses and the global supply chain and customer service functions.

Ms. Walsh graduated from University College in Dublin, Ireland, with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering, Executive Education at Babson College, and Women on Boards at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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