Jochen Tilk is President and Chief Executive Officer of PotashCorp. He joined the company in 2014 in his current capacity. He serves as a director of Canpotex Ltd., The Fertilizer Institute and the International Fertilizer Association and is also a member of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and the C. D. Howe Institute.
Mr. Tilk came to PotashCorp after a 30-year career in the mining industry, most recently serving as President and CEO of Inmet Mining Corp., a Canadian metals company with operations and projects in numerous countries around the world, between 2009 and 2013.
During his 24 years at Inmet, Mr. Tilk helped grow that company’s market capitalization through asset optimization, organic growth and strategic acquisitions. He led a multi-billion dollar capital expenditure program – including new mine developments in Spain and Central America – and helped establish a portfolio of assets that was recognized as a leader in quality and cost.
Mr. Tilk is a mining engineer and holds a Master's degree in engineering from the University of Aachen in Germany.
He is a passionate runner and a strong community supporter. In 2013, he served as the Honorary Chair of the Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation’s Ride to Conquer Cancer.