Skretting’s CEO steps down

Therese Log Bergjord, CEO of Skretting, has announced her decision to leave the company after seven years. Fulco van Lede, Nutreco’s CEO, has also announced that he will be stepping down.

April 8, 2024

Therese Log Bergjord, CEO of Skretting, has announced her decision to leave the company after seven years on June 1, 2024. It is Therese’s personal decision to leave the company and she will be succeeded by Bastiaan van Tilburg, currently managing director for Trouw Nutrition Europe and Central Asia.

“I want to thank Therese for her tremendous contributions to the company in the seven years during which she led Skretting. She leaves behind a strong team and a business well positioned to remain at the forefront of sustainable aquaculture,” said Nutreco CEO Fulco van Lede.

“After seven years in Nutreco, I decided that it was time for a change. I have headed up Skretting for this period and it has been a privilege. I have enjoyed every part of it; my exceptional colleagues, our innovation capabilities and the entrepreneurial culture we are so proud of. I am truly grateful for the support and cooperation of my colleagues in the Management Board and across Nutreco and SHV. My main focus now is to secure a proper handover to Bastiaan,” said Therese.

“Therese’s genuine interest in people and her positive leadership style have always stood out to me and it’s clear that she has built a very strong and closely connected team and a culture of collaboration. Also, as a recognized leader in the aqua industry, Therese has helped Skretting to be the reference brand in the market. She will be deeply missed, but she leaves the company in a very solid state and with a bright future ahead,” said Bastiaan. “For me, it’s an immense honor and great pleasure to follow in Therese’s footsteps. I feel a tremendous responsibility to build on her legacy.”

Nutreco’s CEO also steps down

Fulco van Lede has also announced that he will be stepping down from his role this summer after leading the company for the past three years.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Nutreco, and my many years as part of the SHV team, and I’m proud of what we’ve achieved together,” said Fulco. “It’s been a privilege to work alongside Nutreco’s passionate team as we tackle the challenge of sustainably feeding an ever-growing population. Yet, after 20 years at SHV, with the past ten working at the board level, it is time for me to broaden my horizon.” It is Fulco’s personal decision to step down as CEO.


Effective June 1, 2024, David Blakemore will succeed Fulco as CEO. Blakemore joined Nutreco in 2022 as CEO of Trouw Nutrition, the company’s livestock feed business line, and a member of Nutreco’s Management Board. He has over 30 years of experience nurturing customer relationships, driving commercial and innovation agendas and guiding operations and has established a strong track record of delivering results and building strong teams.

David Blakemore will be succeeded by Eduardo Lopes Alberto who joined Nutreco in January 2024 as vice president global innovation for Trouw Nutrition.

SHV CEO Jeroen Drost said, “We respect Fulco’s decision to step down and want to thank him for all his contributions to Nutreco and the wider SHV Family of Companies over the years and wish him all the best in the future. David’s experience in the industry and knowledge of the company makes him an excellent successor and the right leader to take the company forward to its next phase of growth.”