Mayo Schmidt Biography – Mayo Schmidt Wiki
Mayo Schmidt is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nutrien. He joined the Agrium board of directors in 2012 and served as Chair of Nutrien’s Board of Directors from May 2019 to April 2021. He previously served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Hydro One Limited, Canada’s largest utility provider.
Prior to joining Hydro One, Schmidt served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Viterra Inc., a Canadian globally diversified agri-business company that delivered agricultural and food ingredient products to customers in over 50 countries. He also held senior positions in other agricultural focussed companies such as ConAgra Grain, Canada and General Mills, Inc.
Schmidt was awarded Canadian Business CEO of the Year-2009, the “Global Expansion Deal of the Year”, “Canadian Dealmakers” Awards-2009, Financial Post “CEO Scorecard” Top 10 Ranking-2011, and Ontario Energy Association “Leader of the Year” Award-2017.
His memberships include The Canadian Council of Chief Executive Officers, Executive Committee Member of The Conference Board of Canada, Trustee of The Conference Board Inc., USA, and a member of Harvard’s Kennedy School’s Private and Public, Scientific, Academic and Consumer Food Policy Group, Washburn University’s Foundation Board of Trustees and as a mentor for Catalyst Women on Board.
Schmidt received his Honorary Doctor of Commerce from Washburn University in 2016 and his B.B.A. in 1980. He played for the Miami Dolphins as wide receiver and has competed in Ironman Triathlons, including the World Championships in 2006. He is an avid cyclist.
Mayo Schmidt Nutrien
On April 18, 2021, Nutrien announced that its Board of Directors had appointed Mayo Schmidt as President and Chief Executive Officer. Nutrien also announced that Russ Girling, former President and CEO of TC Energy, had been named Chair of the Nutrien Board of Directors.
Girling said in a statement: “Mayo is a remarkable leader who is committed to our values of safety and integrity, our purpose and our strategy focussed on sustainably feeding the world. Under his leadership, along with our deep and experienced executive leadership team and our 27,000 dedicated employees, the board is confident the company is well positioned to continue to grow and create enduring shareholder value.”
Schmidt said in a statement: “The outlook for our business is exceptionally strong. I look forward to leading the continued execution of Nutrien’s strategy and driving industry-leading performance across all our lines of business. Over the coming weeks, I will be connecting with our employees, valued customers and shareholders to continue building our positive momentum and our focus on advancing sustainable solutions to feed a growing planet.”
Mayo Schmidt Miami Dolphins
Mayo Schmidt briefly played professional football as a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins in the 1980s. He walked away from a three-year contract with the Miami Dolphins to work in business.
“Even if I was successful at playing football for a number of years, I knew I’d have to go back, start over and compete with kids who were just graduating from university,” Schmidt said.
Mayo Schmidt Age
How old is Mayo Schmidt? Schmidt was born in August 1957 in Hays, Kansas, United States.
Mayo Schmidt Wife
Is Mayo Schmidt married? Mayo Schmidt is married to Zahra AlHarazi-Schmidt. Zahra is the co-founder of Skillit, an experiential marketplace for skills, and the bestselling author of “What It Takes”, published by Harper Collins in January 2020. According to her Linkedin profile, she also is a consultant with some of Canada’s largest companies on Organizational Purpose, Shared Values D&I, and CSR Strategies. Prior to Skillit, Zahra was the CEO and founder of Foundry Communications, a multiple international award-winning marketing and communications studio.
Mayo Schmidt Wife Tara Robinson
Schmidt has been linked to veteran reporter-anchor Tara Robinson. Robinson had been with CKCK-TV since 1995 when she joined it as a weekend reporter. Her last day at CKCK was on July 13, 2017, after she accepted an on-air post with CFCN, CTV’s Calgary station.
Mayo Schmidt Children
Schmidt has two daughters, Grier and Darian Schmidt.
Mayo Schmidt Family
Schmidt is the oldest son and one of four children of Marion and Donna Schmidt of Hays. His passion for agriculture started as a young boy, working on his fourth-generation family wheat and dairy farm in western Kansas.
Mayo Schmidt Net Worth – Mayo Schmidt Salary
In 2017 as chief executive officer at Hydro One, Mayo Schmidt received a $1.7-million raise, lifting his total compensation to $6.2 million. His total compensation included about $1.1 million in base salary, $3.5 million in shares, and $1.45 million in incentive pay. In 2016, he received $4.4 million in salary and bonuses as Hydro One CEO.
Mayo Schmidt Nationality
Schmidt is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada.