Knut Nesse to step down as CEO of Nutreco

Rob Koremans to join company and succeed him

Nutreco CEO Knut Nesse will leave the company on October 1, 2018, after leading it for the past six years. Nesse has decided to move back to Norway with his family after having lived abroad for many years. His career at Nutreco has spanned more than 23 years.

Under the leadership of Nesse, the company now has a solid foundation for growth and a clear strategic direction for the coming years.

“It’s been fantastic to work in the growing agriculture and aquaculture industries and a real pleasure to work with so many great people across the company,” Nesse says. “I wish everyone in Nutreco all the best for the future.”

Effective August 1, 2018, Rob Koremans will join Nutreco and will take over as CEO of Nutreco on October 1, 2018.

Koremans is a doctor of medicine with a degree from RSM Erasmus University, the Netherlands, and has an MBA from Babson College, USA. Over the past 30 years, he has held different managerial and executive roles, mainly in the pharmaceutical industry including Serono (part of the Merck Group), Grünenthal and Sanofi-Aventis in The Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic and Switzerland. He was most recently president and CEO of Global Specialty Medicines and a member of the executive committee at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.