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Giuseppe Abrate

Giuseppe Abrate

Worldwide Group President, Kemin Crop Technologies and Kemin Textile Auxiliaries

Giuseppe Abrate is the Worldwide Group President of Kemin Crop Technologies and Kemin Textile Auxiliaries. In his current role, he also leads Worldwide Procurement and Worldwide Acquisitions and Licensing.

Abrate began his career at Kemin in 1993 as country manager of Italy, based in Mantova, Italy. He became pet food manager for southern Europe, based in Barcelona Spain, in 1999. In 2000, Abrate was named pet food sales director for Europe, Africa and South America, and was based in Herentals, Belgium. A year later, he added agribusiness sales director for western Europe to his job title. In 2004, Abrate became pet food president, South America, based in Indaiatuba, Brazil. A year later, he became president of Kemin Nutrisurance, based in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S. Abrate assumed his current role as Food and Human Group President in 2014.

Prior to joining Kemin, Abrate was the owner of Alpifood S.n.c. in Trinitá, Italy; Alpifarma S.r.l. in Fossano, Italy; and Fraire Pharmacy in Busca, Italy. Abrate rejoined Kemin after leaving for a short time to work in Avignon, France, as general director of SESA, a pet food company.

Abrate received his Ph.D. in chemistry and pharmacy from the University of Torino in Turin, Italy. He is fluent in English, Portuguese, Italian, Spanish and French.

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