The Extraordinary General Meeting of Shareholders approved Nutreco's proposal to appoint Jerry Vergeer, Knut Nesse and Frank Tielens as members of the Executive Board next to CEO Wout Dekker and CFO Cees van Rijn.
The appointments as Executive Vice President are for a period of 4 years, effective 1 July, 2009, and terminating on 30 June, 2013.
Jerry Vergeer, Canadian, is responsible for the division Agriculture (compound feed and meat businesses). He began his career with Maple Leaf Foods (Canada) and held various management positions, as of 2005 as President, in Maple Leaf Foods Animal Nutrition.
Since the acquisition of Maple Leaf Animal Nutrition by Nutreco in 2007, he is President of Nutreco Canada.
Knut Nesse, Norwegian, is responsible for the division Aquaculture (global fish feed businesses). He started his career in 1992 with the Scana group in Stavanger and joined Nutreco's Skretting Norway in 1995.
Nesse has extensive knowledge of the aquaculture business and has held different positions within Skretting fish feed businesses, among others in China and Chile. In April 2006, he was appointed as Managing Director of Skretting Salmon Feed.
Frank Tielens, Dutch, is responsible for the division Specialties (global premix and feed specialties businesses). He began his career in 1988 at AkzoNobel's Chemicals Division, and held management positions Organon, AkzoNobel's Pharma Division, in Venezuela and Germany, became President of Diosynth Biotechnology in the USA and was Executive Vice President of global business development for Organon/Schering Plough in the USA.
In January 2009, Frank Tielens joined Nutreco as Managing Director of Trouw Nutrition International.