Nutreco CEO Wout Dekker, will leave the company by the end of 2012. This will mark the end of a career at the company encompassing almost thirty years, of which twelve years were as CEO.
The Supervisory Board of Nutreco have appointed Norwegian Knut Nesse as his successor. Nesse is currently Chief Operating Officer of the Aquaculture division and has been with the company since 1995. During his Nutreco career he has held various management positions and was appointed COO of the Aquaculture division and member of the Nutreco Executive Board in 2009.
"It has been a privilege to work with so many great people in this exciting and dynamic agriculture and aquaculture industry. Now it is time for change,” said Dekker. “I can hand over with complete trust in my successor and the Executive Board colleagues and in the growth potential of Nutreco. My primary priorities for 2012 are to make this year a success for the company and to conduct a good handover of responsibilities to Knut Nesse. After having stepped down, I will continue my role in Supervisory Boards of other companies and I will further develop my entrepreneurial interests."