The global leader in animal nutrition and aquafeed Nutreco announced the appointment of Noël Kim as Managing Director for Nutreco Asia. Starting in January 2024, he will be based in Thailand and will head both Skretting's aquaculture business and Trouw Nutrition's animal nutrition business.
The new head of Nutreco Asia holds a degree in Biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley and an MBA from the University of Virginia. In addition, he is a global business executive with experience in multiple sectors, including education, food, and agriculture, as well as animal nutrition and health.
Prior to joining Nutreco, Noël Kim led the Asia-Pacific Animal Nutrition business line for Evonik as vice president of Asia-Pacific and spent 15 years at Cargill with roles in both the U.S. and Asia. There, according to the company's announcement, "he successfully led several growth-oriented businesses, key strategic transformations, acquisitions and post-merger integrations."
In his new position, Noël Kim will report to Therese Log Bergjord, CEO of Skretting, and will remain closely connected to David Blakemore, CEO of Trouw Nutrition. The former has expressed her satisfaction with the executive's arrival as the new leader in its Asian business.
"I’m delighted that Nöel is joining the Nutreco team at the helm of this important business unit," she said. "Nöel brings a wealth of strategic business management and leadership experience to the team, as well as in-depth knowledge of the Asia region," Therese Log Bergjord added.
For his part, Kim was equally excited about his new work. "I am thrilled to be joining Nutreco at a time when the animal nutrition and aquaculture industries are experiencing exciting transformations marked by fresh innovations and advancements," he said. "I am eagerly looking forward to exploring the business possibilities across Asia that will enable sustainable growth and allow Nutreco to achieve its purpose of Feeding the Future," the new Managing Director concluded.
With over 100 years of experience and over 11,000 employees in more than 40 countries, Nutreco is a global leader in animal nutrition and aquafeed. It has two company business lines, operating in aquaculture and animal nutrition. Skretting is its division for the manufacture and supply of aquaculture feed, making it an essential link in the animal feed chain. Trouw Nutrition is its business line specializing in innovative feed specialties, premixes, and nutritional services for the animal nutrition industry.