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Press Release
09 Jun 2023

International Fertilizer Association Elects New Chair and New Board Directors

Paris, France, June 9, 2023

The International Fertilizer Association (IFA) has announced that Tony Will has been elected its new Chair of the Association. Will is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CF Industries, a global manufacturer of hydrogen and nitrogen products for fertilizer, clean energy, emissions abatement and other industrial applications.

“I am honored to serve as Chair of IFA and help advance this vital organization’s mission to promote the efficient and responsible production, distribution and use of plant nutrients,” Will said. “Our industry is at the forefront of some of the world’s most important challenges, from food security to climate change. I look forward to working with our members and the IFA team to continue our leadership role in addressing these global priorities, collaborating not just within our own industry but with government and other stakeholders as well.”

Jeanne Johns, Managing Director and CEO, Incitec Pivot Ltd., is the new Vice Chair of the Association.

Both Will and Johns serve on the Executive Board of the Association, which welcomed two new appointments: Ahmed El Hoshy, CEO of OCI Global and Fertiglobe and Abdulrahman Shamsaddin, CEO of SABIC Agri-Nutrients.

Svein Tore Holsether, President and CEO of Yara, Norway, remains on the Executive Board as Immediate Past Chair, along with Raviv Zoller, President and CEO, ICL Group and Alzbeta Klein, Director General, IFA.

IFA also welcomes five new Board Directors elected by the membership:

  • Robert Wilt, CEO, Ma’aden
  • Maen Nsour, President and CEO, Arab Potash
  • Julian Palliam, President and CEO, Foskor
  • Yasser Alabassi, President, GPIC
  • Wang Bei, General Manager, CNAMPGC Holding Ltd Co.

IFA members also re-elected to the Board of Directors David Delaney, Itafos and Suresh Krishnan, Adventz.

“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.


IFA contact information
LinkedIn: international-fertilizer-association-ifa
Twitter: @FertilizerNews
Media contact: Claire Newell, Director, Communications & Marketing, +44 (0)7928 529 257

About the International Fertilizer Association

The International Fertilizer Association (IFA) was founded in 1927 and is the only global fertilizer association, with over 450 members from  70 countries and a mission to promote the efficient and responsible production, distribution and use of plant nutrients. This mission plays a critical role in helping to feed 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, AgTech startups and non-governmental organizations.

Author(s): Claire Newell