Agrium and PotashCorp Merger Completed Forming Nutrien

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Nutrien Ltd. today announced the successful completion of the merger of equals between Agrium Inc. and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc., creating the world’s premier provider of crop inputs and services.

According to a news release, Nutrien has the largest crop nutrient production portfolio combined with a global retail distribution network that includes more than 1,500 farm retail centres. With nearly 20,000 employees – and operations and investments in 14 countries – the company is committed to providing products and services that help growers optimize crop yields and their returns.

“Today we are proud to launch Nutrien, a company that will forge a unique position within the agriculture industry,” said Chuck Magro, president and chief executive officer of Nutrien. “Our company will have an unmatched capability to respond to customer and market opportunities, focusing on innovation and growth across our retail and crop nutrient businesses. Importantly, we intend to draw upon the depth of our combined talent and best practices to build a new company that is stronger and better equipped to create value for all our stakeholders.”

Nutrien Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team

Nutrien’s board of directors has equal representation from Agrium and PotashCorp. Jochen Tilk will serve as the executive chair, with Derek Pannell as the board’s independent lead director. Rounding out Nutrien’s senior leadership team is Wayne Brownlee, executive vice president and chief financial officer, and Steve Douglas, executive vice president and chief integration officer.

Additional members of Nutrien’s senior leadership team include:

  • Harry Deans, executive vice president and president, nitrogen
  • Michael Frank, executive vice president and president, retail
  • Kevin Graham, executive vice president and president, sales
  • Susan Jones, executive vice president and president, phosphate
  • Lee Knafelc, executive vice president and chief sustainability officer
  • Leslie O’Donoghue, executive vice president and chief strategy and corporate development officer
  • Joe Podwika, executive vice president and chief legal officer
  • Brent Poohkay, executive vice president and chief information officer
  • Raef Sully, executive vice president and president, potash
  • Mike Webb, executive vice president and chief human resources officer