President and Chief Executive Officer
Ken Seitz is President and Chief Executive Officer.
Ken Seitz brings over 25 years of global management experience working across more than 60 countries, with a deep background in the agriculture and mining sectors. Ken joined Nutrien in October 2019, as Executive Vice President and CEO Potash, leading the world’s largest potash producer with over 20 million tonnes of potash capacity at our six lower-cost potash mines in Saskatchewan.
Before joining Nutrien, he was the President and CEO of Canpotex, one of the world’s largest suppliers of Potash, where he was appointed to the role in 2015. Mr. Seitz has extensive experience in global fertilizer marketing and logistics and strong connections within the industry.
Ken previously worked with Cameco Corporation for 18 years, holding a variety of senior management roles, including Senior Design Engineer; VP, Marketing and Administration; VP, Corporate Development; and Senior VP and Chief Commercial Officer.
Ken is the Chair of the Board of Directors for Canpotex and is also a member of the Board of Directors for Source Energy Services. He has previously served on the Board of the Canada–United Arab Emirates Business Council and the Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority Board.
Ken has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, a Bachelor of Engineering and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Saskatchewan. He is a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan and is a Professional Agrologist with the Saskatchewan Institute of Agrologists. He also holds a Certificate in Management from the Stern School of Business at New York University.
Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer
Noralee Bradley is Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer at Nutrien.
Noralee has 30 years of corporate law experience with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, financings and governance, and cross-border transactions. Before joining Nutrien in March 2020, she was a Partner at Blakes, Cassels & Graydon LLP; Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt; and Bennett Jones LLP. She has also held several leadership roles including board director or corporate secretary at several public companies and community organizations such as the Institute of Corporate Directors, Calgary Petroleum Club and United Way.
Noralee holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and a Juris Doctor, Law (with Great Distinction) from the University of Saskatchewan. She was admitted to the Alberta bar in 1991 and completed the Executive Leadership Program at Western University's Ivey Business School in 2016 and received an Alberta Queen's Counsel Appointment in 2020.
Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Pedro Farah is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Nutrien. In a distinguished career in finance that has spanned over 30 years, Pedro has held a number of senior executive positions. Before joining Nutrien in February 2019 as Chief Financial Officer, he spent the previous seven years with Walmart where most recently, based in Bentonville, Arkansas, he was Executive Vice President & Treasurer, responsible for overseeing the company’s Global Treasury, Tax, Finance Technology, and Global Risk Management.
Other previous career stops include Walgreens Boots Alliance, Dell and General Motors. Pedro is well-traveled and has experience across Latin America, North America, Europe, The Middle East and Asia.
Born, raised and educated in Brazil, Pedro worked in several Brazilian financial institutions before moving to Switzerland to do his MBA.
Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
Candace Laing is Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer at Nutrien.
With deep expertise in organizational development, Candace initially joined Nutrien as part of the company’s Human Resources team before transitioning to her most recent role as Vice President, Sustainability and Stakeholder Relations. Candace was pivotal in launching Nutrien’s Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) efforts, introducing a new governance structure and leading the organization to improved ESG performance. She also led the development and launch of Nutrien’s sustainability strategy and Feeding the Future plan, an ambitious roadmap to meet our 2030 sustainability commitments.
Before leading sustainability, Candace managed Nutrien’s organization and talent development efforts, and served on the core integration team that brought together two legacy companies to form Nutrien. Her career has spanned both private and public-sector organizations, with a focus on strategic business initiatives that create long-term value and high-performance cultures. Before joining Nutrien, Candace worked as the Director of People Strategies for the Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the Manager of Organization Development for the Saskatoon Regional Health Authority.
Candace is a Chartered Professional in HR with two decades of HR experience, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree, as well as a Master of Arts in Leadership. In addition to volunteering on community boards, Candace is a Board Member and Vice Chair of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce. She is passionate about sustainable agriculture and ensuring the world is well fed. Candace is proud to have grown up in Saskatchewan where she currently lives and where her family farms.
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Brent Poohkay is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Nutrien. He was formerly Senior Vice President, Information Technology (IT) with PotashCorp, responsible for IT services, including development and execution of IT strategy supporting operational excellence across the organization.
Prior to joining PotashCorp, Brent held a range of senior management and executive roles in academia and the private sector. Most recently, he was with Enbridge Inc. for more than 10 years as Vice President and Chief Information Officer and Chief Privacy Officer, overseeing transformation of the company’s IT services to an integrated one-team model.
Brent holds a Master’s Degree in Education as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Alberta. He served as Chair of the Board of Directors for TELUS Spark, the new science centre in Calgary, Canada.
Interim President, Global Retail Nutrien Ag Solutions
Jeff Tarsi is the Interim President of Global Retail at Nutrien Ag Solutions. Jeff brings more than three decades of agricultural experience to this global role, with deep knowledge and expertise in retail operations. Working closely with regional leaders and with an emphasis on safety, Jeff oversees Nutrien Ag Solution’s global portfolio and strategic priorities focused on delivering to all of our stakeholders across the world.
Prior to his interim appointment, Jeff was the Senior Vice President of North American Operations for Nutrien Ag Solutions. In this role, he had responsibility for the operational and financial performance of a network of more than 800 retail branches in the U.S. and approximately 300 retail branches in Canada. Jeff also previously served as Vice President of Retail International & Strategy where he was responsible for the retail businesses in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Australia. He also served as Senior Director of Business Strategy for Crop Production Services and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for Agrium.
Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer
Mark Thompson is Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer at Nutrien. In this role, he has executive leadership over Nutrien’s global sustainability/ESG & stakeholder relations, corporate development & strategy, mergers & acquisitions and economics functions.
Mark joined Nutrien in 2011 and has worked across the company’s Retail, NPK and Corporate business units. Prior to his current role, Mark was EVP, Chief Corporate Development & Strategy Officer, and has also held key senior leadership positions including Vice President of Business Development for Nutrien Retail, Vice President of Strategy and Special Assistant to the CEO. Across these roles, he has successfully led the evaluation and execution of strategic initiatives, partnerships, acquisitions and investments that have been central to the continued growth and development of the company, and has played a leading role in developing and stewarding Nutrien’s global sustainability and climate strategies.
Mark attended the University of Saskatchewan, where he earned Bachelor’s degrees in Commerce (Finance) and Arts (Sociology). He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designations, as well as the SASB Fundamentals of Sustainability Accounting (FSA) credential. Mark has been recognized as a recipient of Canada’s Clean16 and Clean50 sustainability awards and Canada's Top 40 Under 40® award, and serves as an external advisor at The Decision Lab, a socially conscious behavioral science think tank and applied research firm. He is also a North American Ambassador for the International Fertilizer Association (IFA) and a member of the Strategic Advisory Team for IFA’s Sustainability Committee.
Interim President, Nitrogen and Phosphate
Trevor Williams is the Interim President of Nitrogen and Phosphate at Nutrien – responsible for the safe, reliable, and efficient operation of Nutrien’s Nitrogen and Phosphate businesses. Trevor was most recently the Senior Vice-President of Nitrogen Operations at Nutrien and brings a diverse array of experience leading large scale chemical operations for global companies and the execution of strategic plans to support the growth of business, its operations and people.
Trevor joined Agrium in 2011 after an 18-year career in the petrochemical business. His roles at Agrium included Vice President, Engineering and Organizational Effectiveness; General Manager, Canadian Nitrogen; and Site Leader, Carseland Nitrogen Operations. Prior to this, Trevor held engineering, leadership, and management roles at Nova Chemicals.
Trevor is a graduate of Mount Allison University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and a graduate of the University of Nova Scotia (Dalhousie) with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and is on the Board of Directors of Profertil – a Nutrien joint venture with YPF in Argentina – and the Ammonia Energy Association.