Yves Kerstens

Vice President and President, Europe, Middle East & Africa


Mr. Yves Kerstens has been named Vice President of Axalta Coating Systems and President of the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region. Before joining Axalta, Yves held a number of increasingly senior positions at Bridgestone Corporation in both EMEA and Asia Pacific. These roles included Chief Operating Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, Managing Director of a business unit and head of supply chain. Yves brings a consultative approach to his leadership style adopted during his nine years with Capgemini and Ernst & Young Consulting.  He holds master’s degrees in Electromechanical Engineering Technology, Industrial Management, and International Corporate Governance.