Kemin names new president of animal nutrition and health unit

João Marcelo Gomes brings nearly 30 years of experience in the sector to Kemin’s agriculture business in Europe, the Middle East and North Africa.

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Corey Ford |

Kemin Industries, a global ingredient manufacturer, has appointed João Marcelo Gomes as president of Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health – EMENA (Europe, Middle East and North Africa) after the promotion of Dr. Stefaan Van Dyck to group president – animal nutrition and health for Kemin Industries worldwide.

Gomes joined Kemin in 2019 as president of Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health – South America. In 2023, he was named president of Kemin Food Technologies – EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa). A business developer at heart, Gomes has held various executive positions throughout his nearly three-decade career, focusing on sales, marketing and business and people development in animal nutrition and health companies.

In his new role, Gomes succeeds Van Dyck, who spent the past six years as head of the business unit. Van Dyck now oversees all of Kemin’s animal nutrition and health business units around the world. He replaces G.S. Ramesh, who is now focused on two of the company’s newer business units, Kemin AquaScience and Kemin Biologics, which serve the aquaculture and animal vaccine industries, respectively.

“I’m eager to join the EMENA region and work together to continue the team’s success, execute Kemin’s growth strategy, and take the business to the next level,” Gomes said. “Over the past few years, Kemin has invested significantly in the EMENA region with new production sites, innovative technologies and local experts supporting customers. In the upcoming years, we will continue to focus our efforts on feed efficiency, feed protection, animal productivity and cost reduction — all while investing in efficiency and progress toward net zero greenhouse gas emissions.”

Gomes earned his veterinary degree from Universidade Federal Rural of Rio De Janeiro.

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