Ernest A. Tuckett is General Counsel Americas for AkzoNobel, a global leader in the paint, coatings and specialty chemicals markets. In this role since January 1, 2015, Tuckett is Chief Legal officer for AkzoNobel’s operations in the Americas region. He is also Corporate Secretary and Compliance Director.
Tuckett is a member of AkzoNobel’s North American Management Team, tasked with leading operations for the company, and a member of the North American Leadership Committee, comprised of the top business unit leaders and executives in North America.
Prior to AkzoNobel, he was General Counsel for DuPont Canada, which capped off a nine-year stint with DuPont’s legal department. Tuckett began his legal career with the law fi rm of Arent Fox in Washington, D.C., where he spent 10 years as a commercial litigator and employment lawyer.
Tuckett serves on the Board of the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC), the premiere global organization for in-house corporate lawyers, and on the Board of Street Law, Inc., a worldwide public interest organization providing legal education to youth.
Tuckett earned a B.A. from Georgetown University and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center.