Wout Dekker

A cooperative bank financing sustainable growth 

A former COO and CEO of Nutreco, the Dutch producer of animal nutrition, fish feed and processed meat products, Wout Dekker has spent a lifetime as a captain of industry in businesses closely attached to its natural resources. After sixteen years in the executive board of Nutreco, Dekker was appointed chair of the Supervisory Boards Rabobank in 2013 and Randstad N.V. in 2015.

His speech will deal with his experiences with making the shift to more sustainable operations in Agrifood businesses and the role of financial institutions in fostering such change. What can businesses and entrepreneurs expect from financial institutions in the way they value and exploit natural capital?