Adisseo expanding technical and commercial teams for aquaculture in Asia Pacific


Multinational feed additives manufacturer Adisseo, leader in species specific aquaculture solutions for health and digestion following the acquisition of Nutriad, continues to increase its footprint in aquaculture as it announced a number of appointments in its Business Unit Aquaculture. Adisseo is fully committed to grow in the dynamic aqua markets across the world and therefore consistently hires top professionals that bring value to their customers.

“Feed additives are playing an increasingly important role in aquaculture feed formulations and profitability of fish and shrimp farmers. Health promotors in functional feeds have proven to be an essential component of prevention strategies to reduce the impact of diseases and parasites. Digestive and metabolic enhancers improve the efficiency for carnivorous species of new types of formulations based on less marine proteins and fats, and maximize feed cost efficiency in omnivorous species. Methionine is the first limiting essential amino acid in fish feed, particularly if formulated with low levels of marine ingredients. Organic selenium is one of the key trace minerals in oxidative stress prevention. Novel sources such as hydroxy selenomethionine proof to be a superior source of available selenium for aquafeed. These wide range of additives require a species-specific optimization for different aquaculture species and regions. This increases the need for specialized customer support at local and global level. The recent acquisition of Nutriad by Adisseo has allowed us to speed up the pace of our expansion plans in aquaculture.” says Dr. Peter Coutteau, Business Unit Director Aquaculture for Adisseo.

Francois Pellet, Adisseo’s SBU Director Specialties added: “Nutriad has consistently been investing in species specific solutions for the aqua market, which has helped us to create a leadership position in the industry that recognizes us for how we convert science into practical solutions, that build on a deep understanding of the challenges producers around the world face. The acquisition of Nutriad will help us accelerate our solution offering to this fast growing market, by combining technical knowledge across various platforms, combine portfolios and enhance our innovation capabilities for aquaculture research.”

Martin Guerin is a graduate from Auburn University, USA (MSc in fish nutrition), and holder of master level degrees in agricultural science and business management from Institut National Agronomique Paris-Grignon and University of Paris Dauphine, France. He has worked for more than 25 years in the aqua feeds and feed additives industry, including 20 years in Asia. After having headed for 13 years the aqua nutrition division of a feedmill group, overseeing commercial aquafeeds formulation, R&D, research farms, and technical support, he spent the past 3 years as a private technical consultant in aqua nutrition providing advice to commercial feed operations and feed additives companies. Martin supports the aquaculture sales team in APAC/ISC in his function of Regional Technical Manager Aquaculture, based in Malaysia.

Marleen Dehasque joined the central aqua team located in Belgium as Global Product Manager Aquaculture Nutrition. Marleen obtained a Master of Science in Bioscience Engineering: Chemistry and bioprocess technology at the University of Ghent, Belgium. She has over 25 years of experience in R&D, product management and business development in multinational aquafeed companies and, during recent years as an independent consultant, in supporting the development of novel feed ingredients in aquaculture. Marleen will support the regional sales teams and direct applied research for the merged product portfolios for aquaculture nutrition of Nutriad and Adisseo.

Ismail Youssef Mohamed joined the BU Aquaculture as Regional Manager Aquaculture MEA, based in Egypt. Ismail has obtained a MSc in Aquaculture from the Mansoura University, Egypt and an MBA from the Saleh Kamel Center For Islamic Economics in collaboration with Al Azhar University and Garden York University, USA. He has 20 years of extensive experience in sales, marketing and technical consulting of veterinary products and feed additives in the livestock and aquaculture market in Egypt. Ismail will manage sales and technical support to aquaculture customers in MEA for the merge product portfolios of Nutriad and Adisseo.

Acquired by Adisseo in 2018, Nutriad offers species-specific feed additive specialties for aquaculture and helps producers of fish and shrimp across the world to prevent diseases and parasites; and to improve cost efficiency of feeds. Adisseo is one of the world’s leading experts in feed additives. The group relies on its 11 research centers and its production sites based in Europe, USA and China to design, produce and market nutritional solutions for sustainable animal feed. With more than 2,100 employees, it serves around 3,500 customers in over 100 different countries through its global distribution network. Adisseo is one of the main subsidiaries of China National BlueStar, leader in the Chinese chemical industry with nearly 23,000 employees and a turnover of 6,4 billion euros. Adisseo is listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.