Executive Committee

The Executive Committee consists of six members who are responsible for the execution of Nutreco’s strategy and the management of its businesses.

Knut Nesse - Norwegian
   Chief Executive Officer
   Chairman Executive Board Nutreco
   Chairman Executive Committee Nutreco

Knut Nesse started his career in 1992 with the Scana group in Stavanger as Controller and joined Skretting Norway in 1995 in the same position. In 1997 he moved back to the Scana group to take up a two-year assignment as Finance Director of their joint venture in China and returned to Skretting in 1999, first as Controller and subsequently in various management positions.

Early 2006 Knut Nesse moved to Chile and was appointed Managing Director of the Skretting Salmon Feed business. He returned to Norway end of 2006.

Knut Nesse was appointed member of the Executive Board of Nutreco in June 2009. In August 2012 he was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Executive Board of Nutreco.

Knut Nesse obtained an MBA degree from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration, where he subsequently also attended the senior management programme. 

Jeroen Wakkerman - Dutch
   Chief Financial Officer
   Member Executive Board Nutreco 
   Member Executive Committee Nutreco

After he graduated as Business Economist from Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Jeroen Wakkerman started his career in 1994 at Rabobank. In the period 1999-2010 he held several finance positions at Unilever.

As of 2010 Jeroen Wakkerman has been employed by SHV Energy, where he started as CFO of Calor Gas Ltd (UK). Since 2012 he was CFO of SHV Energy.

Harm de Wildt

Harm de Wildt - Dutch
   CEO Trouw Nutrition
   Member Executive Committee Nutreco (COO Animal Nutrition)

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.


Therese Log Bergjord - Norwegian
  CEO Skretting
  Member Executive Committee - COO Aqua Feed

Therese joined Nutreco as per 1 November 2017. She has a background in finance and business administration. Having previously acted as Vice President Commercial for Pan Fish and Global Sales Director for Skretting, she has considerable expertise in the aquaculture industry. She was also Member of the Board of Directors of SalMar.

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 
   Chief HR Officer
   Member Executive Committee Nutreco

Jan joined Nutreco in 2017. Previously he was the Director Corporate Human Resources & Development with SHV Holdings N.V., and Managing Director with Russell Reynolds Associates. Before that he worked in strategy consulting and held various sales and marketing positions with Royal Dutch Shell. Jan holds a MSc degree in Business and Economics from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands.