Derek Neilson

COO EMEA and President, Commercial Vehicles Product Segment


Derek Neilson assumed the role of Chief Operating Officer EMEA in February 2015, alongside the position of President, Commercial Vehicles Products Segment. From April to September 2018, he was the Chief Executive Officer, Ad Interim, of CNH Industrial N.V..

Mr. Neilson has more than 20 years of experience in production and manufacturing engineering. 

He first joined CNH in 1999 with responsibility for the Basildon (UK) Plant Engine Manufacturing Business Unit. He later advanced to take the lead of the Tractor Manufacturing Business Unit. In 2004, Mr. Neilson was appointed Plant Manager of CNH’s Basildon (UK) tractor facility.  

In 2007, he became Vice President of Agricultural Manufacturing, Europe, a role he held until assuming global responsibilities for Agricultural Manufacturing in 2010. From 2012 to 2015 he served as Chief Manufacturing Officer for CNH Industrial.

Mr. Neilson holds a BTEC HNC in Mechanical and Production Engineering.