In a move to align its technology and R&D expertise closer to its customers and commercial operations, Cargill Animal Nutrition has appointed Adel El-Mowafi as global aqua technology director.
El-Mowafi will be based in Canada and relocate from Norway in the coming months. He has 29 years in aqua R&D and has served as both a senior scientist, managing director and R&D director during the last 15 years.
As part of this increased commercial focus, Daniel Barziza has been named global aqua R&D director. In his new role, Barziza will be responsible for developing and managing the R&D aqua organization. He is a 15-year veteran in Cargill and has been an instrumental member of the R&D and technology teams. He will continue to be based in Norway.
"We are very excited about this change," said Einar Wathne, president and group leader for Cargill Aqua Nutrition (CQN). "With Adel moving to the technology team, we are able to allocate the broadest expertise we have in aquaculture for practical application of science and technical competence in the CQN organization. By naming Daniel R&D director, we are able to fully leverage his leadership and knowledge across the organisation. These moves allows us to better serve our customers and enable us to integrate our key R&D and technology insights across the organisation."