Danisco hires staff for nutrition-led animal health solutions

New staff will support customer demand

Danisco Animal Nutrition, a business subsidiary of DuPont Industrial Biosciences, has announced several key global and local hires to support customer demand for its nutrition-led animal health solutions:


  • Sue Dunham, a microbials expert, joins the U.S. team as a technical service representative specializing in poultry probiotic and enzyme/probiotic combination solutions (the Enviva and Syncra range respectively). Dunham, who has a bachelor of science in medical technology, brings an already strong understanding of the company’s healthy nutrition probiotic solutions from her previous position with DuPont Nutrition and Health’s Innovation Lab.

  • Mahmoud Fawzy Abd El Aziz Yousef has been appointed business manager for the Middle East. Based in Cairo, he will be responsible for supporting customers and distributors in the region across the company’s enzyme, betaine and probiotic portfolio. As a graduate of veterinarian medicine and having worked for Pfizer Animal Health, a business unit of Pfizer, for the past nine years, he brings strong healthy nutrition experience to the company. His particular area of expertise is in poultry nutrition and health.

  • Kirsty Kemmett joins the U.K.-based global technical services team to provide support on Enviva probiotic and Syncra AVI enzyme/probiotic combination solutions. She has a specialist microbiological background that includes a BSc in veterinary pathogenesis and a PhD focused on the epidemiology, molecular and pathogenic characterization of avian pathogenic E.coli in broiler chickens.

  • Alex Wealleans, whose PhD was centered on the effects of tannin-containing feeds on growth performance and meat quality in pigs, is tasked with analyzing worldwide trial data to provide local customers with strong evidence to back up performance and digestibility claims for the company’s probiotic, enzyme and betaine solutions.

“The market is challenged by the growing consumer demand for antibiotic-free, high-quality protein at a low cost,” said Andrew Harker, global industry leader for animal nutrition. “To help address these issues, we are strengthening our on-the-ground and global team with additional experts in microbiology and animal health, and continue to invest heavily in probiotic and other solutions that are proven to support healthy animal performance.”