Nutrien announced on Aug. 8 that Ken Seitz will become the company’s president and CEO, effective immediately. Seitz has been acting in the role since January 2022 and the departure of previous CEO Mayo Schmidt.
“Nutrien’s record performance and disciplined execution of strategy during some of the most turbulent times we have seen globally underscore the strength of Ken Seitz’s leadership,” said Russ Girling, Nutrien’s board chair. “As the company’s President and CEO, Mr. Seitz will continue to drive positive outcomes for all of our stakeholders as we strive to safely and sustainably feed the world.”
Seitz will also join the company’s board of directors.
“I look forward to continuing the important work of safely and sustainably feeding a growing world with the executive leadership team, our employees globally and support of the Board of Directors. Growing up on a dairy farm in Saskatchewan, I am honored and humbled to work alongside growers during these challenging times today and going forward,” said Seitz with the announcement. “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.”