International Fertilizer Association Elects New Chair and New Board Directors
Paris, France, 14 June 2021
The International Fertilizer Association (IFA) today announced that Svein Tore Holsether has been elected its new Chair of the Association.
The selection of Holsether, who is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Yara International, a global fertilizer company and provider of environmental solutions, is a continuation of the industry’s commitment to sustainability.
“I am honored to be appointed Chair of IFA because the fertilizer industry has a key role in finding sustainable solutions to some of the greatest challenges the world is facing. As an industry, we need to lead the way to decarbonize food and build resilient and fair food systems,” Holsether said.
Dmitry Konyaev, CEO, UralChem, Russian Federation, is the new Vice Chair of the Association.
Both Holsether and Konyaev serve on the Executive Board of Directors, which welcomed two new appointments: Jeanne Johns, Managing Director and CEO, Incitec Pivot Ltd., Australia, and Tony Will, President and CEO, CF Industries, U.S.
Mostafa Terrab, Group Chairman and CEO of OCP, Morocco, remains on the Executive Board of Directors as Immediate Past Chair, along with Zhai Jidong, Vice President International, Kingenta, China, and Alzbeta Klein, Director General, IFA.
IFA also welcomes five new Board Directors elected by the membership:
- G. David Delaney, CEO, Itafos, Brazil
- Ahmed El-Hoshy, Group CEO, OCI NV, The Netherlands
- Shakeel Ahmad Khan, CEO, Petronas Chemicals Marketing (Labuan), Malaysia
- Suresh Krishnan, Adventz Group, India, Managing Director, Paradeep Phosphates Ltd. and Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers
- Mayo Schmidt, President and CEO, Nutrien, Canada.
IFA members also re-elected to the Board of Directors Raviv Zoller, President and CEO, ICL Group, Israel.
“Helping to feed the world sustainably is at the core of what we do, and IFA is fortunate to have such seasoned executives on our Board,” Klein said.
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About the International Fertilizer Association
The International Fertilizer Association (IFA) was founded in 1927 and is the only global fertilizer association, with more than 430 members in some 70 countries and a mission to promote efficient and responsible production, distribution and use of plant nutrients. This mission plays a critical role in feeding the world sustainably. IFA represents providers of plant nutrition solutions. Members include fertilizer producers, traders and distributors, as well as their associations, service providers to the industry, research organizations, ag-tech startups and non-governmental organizations.
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