Axalta Coating Systems announces that Elizabeth Cahill Lempres has joined the company’s Board of Directors. She will serve on the Environment, Health, Safety & Sustainability Committee.

Ms. Lempres is a Senior Partner at leading management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, and a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, leads its Global Private Equity and Principal Investing Practice, and serves on the Board of Directors of the McKinsey Investment Office. Ms. Lempres will retire from McKinsey effective August 2017.

Charlie Shaver, Chairman and CEO of Axalta, the leading global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, explains that Liz’s global experience across a wide range of industrial and consumer sectors will bring exceptional insights to the Board. He adds that Liz’s background in developing business strategies for client growth and execution will add to the Board’s ability to guide the company’s growth forward.

A 28-year veteran of McKinsey, Ms. Lempres has worked with companies across multiple sectors including industrial and consumer goods, retail, financial services, healthcare, and technology. She has served clients around the world, leading work in 15 countries in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Specialising in performance transformation, she has particularly deep experience in driving growth and in helping companies implement new business models.

Earlier in her career, Ms. Lempres led McKinsey’s Global Consumer Practice and was Managing Partner of the firm’s Boston office. In addition to her client and firm leadership roles, Ms. Lempres is engaged in talent development at McKinsey. She has served on the Global Compensation Policy Committee and has chaired committees responsible for partner evaluation and hiring lateral partners. Before joining McKinsey, Ms. Lempres held positions in engineering related fields at IBM and General Electric.

Ms. Lempres received her AB cum laude from Dartmouth College and a BE degree in engineering from Dartmouth College’s Thayer School of Engineering. She received an MBA with Highest Distinction as a Baker Scholar from the Harvard Business School.

Image: Axalta welcomes Elizabeth Lempres to Board of Directors