André Veneman is the corporate director for sustainability & HSE at AkzoNobel. Dr. Veneman earned his medical degree in 1983. From 1983 to 1988, he worked with UNHCR as a medical coordinator in emergency and refugee situations. In 1989 he joined the HSE department at Shell International. In January 1999, he joined AkzoNobel HSE, and in October 2003 he was appointed the corporate director for sustainability and health, safety and environment.