Nutrien appoints Ken Seitz as president and CEO
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Nutrien Ltd. has announced the appointment of Ken Seitz as its president and CEO. He will also join the Nutrien board of directors.
Seitz said, “Growing up on a dairy farm in Saskatchewan, I am honoured and humbled to work alongside growers during these challenging times today and going forward.
“Nutrien is extremely well positioned to help meet the global goals of food security and climate action, partnering across the food system. Our purpose is to feed the future, and I am invigorated by the noble pursuit to help solve these critical world needs.”
Nutrien is said to be the world’s largest provider of crop inputs and services, playing a critical role in helping growers increase food production in a sustainable manner. The company can produce and distribute 27 million tonnes of potash, nitrogen and phosphate products world-wide.
The announcement follows an extensive seven-month global search including internal and external candidates led by the board and supported by a world-class executive recruitment firm with a dedicated agriculture and chemical practice.
Seitz has served as interim CEO since January 2022 and brings more than 25 years of global management experience working across more than 60 countries, with deep experience in agriculture and mining sectors, the company says.
Under his leadership, Nutrien has achieved record results, it adds, delivered bold actions in response to changes in agricultural markets, advanced the organization’s sustainability strategy and brought together key parties to help navigate unprecedented global food security challenges.
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