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Harish Methil

President, Kemin Food Technologies - Asia

Harish Methil is president of Kemin Food Technologies Asia.  Based out of Singapore, Methil manages the Asia Pacific region, including China and India. Kemin Food Technologies is a part of Kemin Industries, a global privately-held company that develops, manufactures and distributes specialty ingredients to the feed and food industries and the health, nutrition, and beauty markets.

Methil joined Kemin in 1999 to oversee the building and management of a manufacturing plant in India. He subsequently moved to Kemin Agrifood Asia, in Singapore, as vice president operations responsible for end-to-end supply chain of agrifood business in the Asia Pacific region. He also held a commercial director’s role in Kemin Food Technologies, before getting promoted to his current role, as the head of the business for Asia.

Prior to joining Kemin, Methil was a project manager for the Murugappa Group. He also managed a commercial construction company in Saudi Arabia and provided project management consulting for several industrial projects.

Methil has a Bachelor of Technology in Engineering from University of Calicut, India, and an MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business, USA.  He has also completed Executive Development Programs with Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad, India, and Harvard Business School in Boston, USA.