Kemin AquaScience Announces Leadership Team

Friday, January 11th, 2019 | 1003 Views

Kemin Industries, a Des Moines, Iowa-based global nutritional ingredient company that uses science to touch more than 3.8 billion people every day with its products and services, announced the selection of its leadership team for its newest business unit, Kemin AquaScience, formerly known as AquaKulture.

In April 2018, Kemin officially announced it would be dedicating a global team to the aquaculture market in 2019 with a newly formed business unit. The now-launched Kemin AquaScience serves the growing aquaculture industry as it shifts from wild caught to farmed fish and shrimp, expanding its partnership with feed mill operators, farmers and fish meal producers to help raise the healthiest aqua species with better growth, uniformity and economic returns.

“Kemin AquaScience transfers our knowledge and expertise in animal nutrition and health to the aquaculture industry, while maintaining our strong customer experience,” said Dr. Chris Nelson, President and CEO, Kemin Industries. “By having strong leadership around the world in the regions where we operate, we can better provide for the global market. We can offer our superior service and our years of experience in innovative solutions to help improve sustainable fishing and shrimp farming.”

KP Philip, who has led Kemin AquaScience through its creation, will continue to serve as President, while Leo Xie-Lei who has recently joined Kemin, will serve as Chief Commercial Officer for the business unit and Regional Director of its China market, based in Shanghai.

Four other directors will be located in aquaculture markets across the globe to best serve customers:

  • Chinnadurai Sugumar, Regional Director for the South Asia market
  • Nicola Tallarico, Regional Director for the EMENA market challenges
  • Ning Widjaja, Regional Director for the Asia Pacific market
  • M. Rajalekshmi, R&D Director for Kemin AquaScience