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 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, External Affairs and Chief Sustainability and Legal Officer
Noralee Bradley is Executive Vice President, External Affairs and Chief Sustainability & Legal Officer at Nutrien. Noralee oversees a portfolio of corporate functions, internal communications, and external stakeholder relations, including Legal, Integrity/Compliance, Sustainability, Government & Industry Affairs, and Brand & Culture Communication across Nutrien’s global operations in North America, South America, Australia, Trinidad and Europe.
Since joining Nutrien in 2020 as the Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Noralee has played an important role in C-suite initiatives stewarding stakeholder relationships, internally and externally, utilizing her over 30 years of experience advising public companies and boards of directors on governance, M&A and capital market matters. Prior to joining Nutrien, Noralee also served as a director of two TSX-listed companies and several community organizations in Calgary including the United Way and the Institute of Corporate Directors. She currently serves on the Board of STARS Air Ambulance and the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Edwards School of Business at the University of Saskatchewan.
Noralee holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) and a Juris Doctor, Law from the University of Saskatchewan and completed the Executive Leadership Program at Western University's Ivey Business School. In 2020, Noralee received an Alberta Queen's (now King’s) Counsel designation in recognition of merit and community service.
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.
Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Development and Strategy Officer
Andy Kelemen is Executive Vice President and Chief Corporate Development & Strategy Officer at Nutrien. Andy is responsible for Nutrien’s global mergers & acquisitions and strategy activities and has played leading roles in supporting the growth and development of the company including the merger of equals between Agrium and the Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan, the acquisitions of AWB and Ruralco in Australia, the Brazil retail growth initiatives, the sale of the company’s interests in Egypt and successful activist defenses.
Prior to joining Nutrien in 2009, Andy held leadership positions in corporate development, strategy, corporate planning and asset management at a number of companies in the energy sector.
Andy received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Chemical Engineering from The Cooper Union and a Master of Business Administration degree from New York University.
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 the Board 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 Technology Officer
Brent Poohkay is Executive Vice President and Chief Technology 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.
Executive Vice President and President, Potash
Chris Reynolds is EVP & President, Potash. Prior to his appointment, Chris served as Co-Lead for Nutrien’s Potash business unit and for several years as Senior Vice President, Sales. Chris has been with the company for 19 years, earning extensive experience across Nutrien’s Potash, Nitrogen, and Phosphate business units, and has over 25 years of experience in the global fertilizer industry.
Since joining Nutrien in 2003 as Manager International Sales, he has held roles of increasing responsibility, covering Domestic & International Fertilizer and Industrial Product Sales, as well as Supply Chain excellence. Chris is Vice Chairman for the International Fertilizer Association’s Market Intelligence Committee and Chairperson of The Fertilizer Institute’s Nutrients for Life Foundation, an industry organization promoting plant nutrient education.
Prior to joining Nutrien, Chris worked for seven years in Sydney for Agrow Australia marketing products in Australia on behalf of various international agricultural suppliers. Chris received his Bachelor of Agricultural Economics in 1995 from the University of New England in New South Wales and a Masters in Business Management in 2002 from the Macquarie Graduate School of Management in Sydney.
Executive Vice President and President of Global Retail
Jeff grew up on a farm in Mississippi and has a degree in ag economics from Mississippi State University. He first joined a Nutrien legacy company in 1997, and served in a number of key leadership positions over the years, including Vice President of Retail International & Strategy, where he was responsible for the retail businesses in Chile, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil and Australia – and more recently, Senior Vice President of North American Operations for our Retail business. He was named Interim President of Global Retail in January 2022.
Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer
Mark Thompson is the Executive Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer at Nutrien. In this role, he has executive leadership over global crop nutrient sales, transportation, distribution & logistics, and commercial planning and product management activities for Nutrien’s Nitrogen, Potash and Phosphate businesses. Mark also oversees Nutrien’s economics and market research team, as well as commercial development & integration activities, leading operational value creation initiatives across the company’s global network.
Mark joined Nutrien in 2011 and has worked across all the company’s business units. He has held numerous executive and senior leadership roles, most recently as the company’s EVP, Chief Strategy & Sustainability Officer. Prior to that, he served as EVP, Chief Corporate Development & Strategy Officer, Vice President of Business Development for Nutrien’s Retail business and Vice President of Strategy at Agrium. During his time with the company, Mark has played a key role in shaping Nutrien's global strategy and enterprise sustainability/ESG initiatives, while also overseeing the conception and execution of many of the company’s most critical growth, development and M&A activities.
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. He is also a North American Ambassador for the International Fertilizer Association (IFA).
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 the 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 and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) and is on the Board of Directors of Profertil – a Nutrien joint venture with YPF in Argentina – as well as the Ammonia Energy Association.