Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists the of eight members who are responsible for the execution of Nutreco’s strategy and the management of its businesses. The CEO and CFO are also part of the Executive Committee.

Harm de Wildt

Harm de Wildt - Dutch
   Managing Director of Business Unit Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA)
   Member Executive Committee Nutreco

Harm joined Nutreco in 2001 as Managing Director of Trouw Nutrition. Before joining Nutreco Harm worked from 1988 to 2001 for ADM Cocoa, a world market leader in processing and marketing industrial specialty- and commodity cocoa products, most recently as commercial vice-president. Harm holds a Master degree in Industrial Agriculture Business Economics and Marketing from the University for Agricultural Sciences in Wageningen, the Netherlands.

Willem Kernkamp

Willem Kernkamp - Dutch
   Managing Director of the Business Unit Americas
   Member Executive Committee Nutreco

Willem joined Nutreco 1985 as a nutritionist for Trouw Nutrition Iberica. Since 1994 he held various General Manager positions throughout the company, including at Trouw Nutrition Iberica, Trouw Nutrition Hifeed, Sloten and Trouw Nutrition Benelux. Willem holds a Master degree in Zootechnics from the University for Agricultural Sciences in Wageningen, the Netherlands.

Samson Li

Samson Li - Chinese
   Managing Director of the Business Unit
   Asia Member Executive Committee Nutreco

Samson joined Nutreco in 2014. He holds an MBA and a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in chemistry and minor in economics from the Chinese Univeristy of Hong Kong. Previously he has worked for Novus International, an animal health and nutrition company, where he has held various management positions since 2001, most recently as a member of the Executive Leadership Team and Vice President Sales & Marketing based in St. Louis, USA.

Gerd Botter

Gerd Botter - Dutch
   Managing Director of the Business Unit Nutreco Iberia a.i.
   Member Executive Committee Nutreco

Gerd joined Nutreco in 2001. He started his career in 1997 with Royal Schouten Group as Sales Manager North West Europe. Within Nutreco he has held various positions in marketing, sales, commercial and general management in the Netherlands and later Spain, where he was Managing Director for the Spanish feed companies. Gerd studied Business Administration in Dronten, the Netherlands, and did an executive MBA with ESTEMA Business School in Valencia, Spain.

Steven Rafferty

Steven Rafferty - Scottish
   Managing Director of the Business Unit Salmon Feed and Fish Feed
   Southern Europe Member Executive Committee Nutreco

In 1993 Steven started as Group Treasurer for Marine Harvest, a leading seafood company which, at that time, was part of Nutreco. From 2005 to 2007 Steven was CFO of Marine Harvest. In 2008 he started as CFO with Cermaq ASA, a listed Norwegian feed and farming company in Norway. From 2010 to 2012 het worked as CFO for Morpol ASA, a listed Norwegian Salmon producer and processor in Norway. In 2012 Steven joined Nutreco as Managing Director of the Business Unit Skretting Americas & UK Norway. Steven is a Chartered Management Accountant.

 Martijn Adorf

Martijn Adorf - Dutch
   Managing Director of the Business Feed Additives
   Member Executive Committee Nutreco

Martijn joined Nutreco in 2013 as BU Managing Director Feed Additives. He previously worked for DSM in various global management positions, predominantly in the field of human nutrition. He started his career in Akzo Nobel in Pharma and Diagnostics in various commercial and management roles. Martijn studied Chemistry at Nijmegen University, the Netherlands.

Viggo Halseth

Viggo Halseth - Norwegian
   Chief Innovation Officer
   Member Executive Committee Nutreco

Viggo joined Nutreco in 1984. He has a longstanding career in Nutreco and had various positions in marketing, general and business unit management within Skretting ARC and Skretting. Viggo studied Animal Hubandry at Agriculture University and Marketing and Strategy Development at Norwegian Business School.


Jan Alberdingk Thijm - Dutch 
   Corporate Human Resources Director
   Member Executive Committee Nutreco

Jan joined Nutreco in 2017. He previously was Director Corporate Human Resources & Development with SHV Holdings N.V. and managing Director of Russel Reinolds Associates. Previously he was owner of Yess Jan studied at the University of Amsterdam, where he obtained a master degree in Business economics.