Derek Neilson

COO EMEA and President, Commercial Vehicles Product Segment


Derek Neilson, interim Chief Executive Officer, COO EMEA and President, Commercial Vehicles Product Segment
Derek Neilson assumed the role of interim Chief Executive Officer of CNH Industrial N.V. in April 2018. This is in addition to his roles of Chief Operating Officer EMEA, a position he has held since 2015, and President, Commercial Vehicles Products Segment.

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.