Board & Governance

Board of Directors

Jochen Tilk

Independent Director

Former Executive Chair of Nutrien Inc.
Toronto, Ontario

Jochen Tilk joined the Emera Board of Directors in 2018. From 2014 to 2018, he served as Executive Chair of Nutrien Inc., a Canadian global supplier of agricultural products and services based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. He was also the President and CEO of Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan from 2014 until 2017 when the company merged with Agrium Inc. to form Nutrien Inc. 

Previously, Jochen spent 25 years with Inmet Mining Corporation, a Canadian-based, international metals company, with five of those years as the company’s President and Chief Executive Officer. During this time, he helped significantly grow the company’s market capitalization and led multi-billion-dollar capital expenditure programs. 

He is a director of AngloGold Ashanti Limited, a publicly listed international gold mining company headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. He is also a Vice-Chair of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, and a member of the C.D. Howe Institute. He is the former Chair of the Board of Canpotex Limited and a former Director of the Fertilizer Institute and the International Fertilizer Association. 

Jochen received his Master’s in Mining Engineering from Rheinisch-Westfalische Technische Hochschule, a research university located in Aachen, Germany.