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All change at the top at Nutreco
By Jane Byrne
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Nutreco has announced a number of changes in its Executive Committee (ExCo).
Harm de Wildt, Nutreco chief operating officer and CEO of Trouw Nutrition, will retire from the company. His role will be taken over by Saskia Korink, [pictured] who is currently innovation director at Trouw Nutrition.
At the same time, Nutreco’s chief innovation officer, Viggo Halseth, has announced he will step down from the ExCo. The idea is that he will focus completely on his current role of exploring opportunities in the area of alternative aquaculture farming, such as Recirculation Aquaculture Systems (RAS). He will continue to report into Nutreco CEO, Rob Koremans.
In relation to the imminent exit of de Wildt, Koremans, commented:
“Harm has been a stalwart of the company for many years and his tireless enthusiasm and commitment has brought about lasting positive impact in Nutreco Over recent years, he has successfully introduced a Trouw Nutrition global strategy focused on nutrition, health and precision farming while developing an innovation strategy for the division. We will miss Harm and wish him all the best in future.”
Korink joined Nutreco just under two years ago as innovation director. She is said to have been pivotal in bringing R&D and marketing closer together and in the success of Trouw Nutrition’s newly-created species councils. Prior to joining Nutreco, she worked at Cargill for over 10 years in a number of roles, including as leader of the Latin American cocoa business and as global marketing director for Cargill’s Animal Nutrition business. She also held senior-level positions in a number of other companies, including chief operating officer responsible for ABS at Genus plc.