March 5, 2019
Veramaris completes hiring for business development team
Veramaris, a DSM-Evonik joint venture that produces omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA from natural marine algae, has completed the hiring process for its global business development team.
Six seasoned professionals have recently joined the Netherlands-based firm to accelerate the launch of its natural marine algal oil rich in the two essential omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA for sustainable animal nutrition. With experiences in aquaculture, human nutrition, and stakeholder dialogues across the value chain, these personnel include: Ian Carr, global business development director; Lalen Dogan, Asia Pacific business development director; Gaelle Husser, global business development director; Christian Martin, global business development director; Steven Severino, business development director; and Jorge Torres, Latin America business development director.
The new team will strengthen the market position and roll-out of Veramaris' natural marine algal oil, globally.
"I am looking forward to working with our highly committed and experienced talents on solving the global challenge of reconciling economic growth with the urgent need to conserve finite natural resources. Collaborating with partners along the value chain, we will together do our best to support the sustainability of aquaculture, to provide healthy and nutritious food for all", said Karim Kurmaly, CEO of Veramaris.
Veramaris produces its natural marine algal oil at three sites in North America and Europe. The third and largest facility in Blair, Nebraska, US, is currently under construction and expected to come on stream mid-2019 to supply commercial quantities of algal oil.
Veramaris' highly concentrated algal oil will, enable the aquaculture industry to keep up with the increasing demand for omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, and reduce its dependence on fish oil obtained from wild fish stocks.
Customers and interested parties will also have the opportunity to meet the new Veramaris team at the North Atlantic Seafood Forum 2019 in Bergen, Norway, as well as at Seafood Expo North America in Boston, US.