Gravenhage, The Netherlands
Finance | M&A | Marketing | Strategy | Innovation |
Sustainability | Board |
Maëlys Castella is an experienced finance and business leader with a strong track record in B2B and B2C businesses both in C-level executive and non-executive roles. She has expertise in finance, strategy, marketing, innovation and sustainability for listed international groups. She has led major transformation projects contributing to significant cost improvements and a culture of performance.
“I am convinced that people are the most precious asset of a company and any great
successes are built on the collective power of men and women working together towards shared goals based on a clear vision for a meaningful purpose.”
Maëlys is an independent Non-executive Director, Chair of the audit and member of the remuneration committees for BIC Group, a world leader in stationary, lighters and shavers and Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the sustainability committee for C&A, a leading global fashion retail business.
She is the founder and CEO of AminonaConsulting, a consulting and coaching services company. As a professional, Executive Coach she helps leaders, entrepreneurs and emerging talent to unlock their true potential and develop a more sustainable, responsible minded way to do business.
She believes human capital is a key asset for companies to develop and nurture in order to deal with increasingly complex and fast changing environments.
Her international experience in various industries combined with a bespoke approach to coaching, creates a trusted and independent partnership for leaders to continually grow, learn and develop into the best they can, thereby creating new opportunities and positive impact.
Starting her career in finance in the oil and gas industry working for Elf now part of TOTAL Group, she joined Air Liquide a world leader in gases and services for industry and health and held various senior management positions in finance and marketing. In 2014, she moved to the Netherlands to join the management board of Akzonobel, a paint, coating and chemicals company as Chief Financial Officer and then as a member of the Executive Committee and Corporate Development Officer.
She holds a masters degree in Energy Management and Policy from University of Pennsylvania and French Institute of Petroleum (IFP) and an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale Paris. She has followed the executive coaching program of iPEC- Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, which is ICF certified.