President, Kemin AquaScience™
Leo Xie-Lei is president of Kemin AquaScience™, which launched in early 2018 to deliver sustainable solutions to the aquaculture industry as it shifts from wild-catch to farmed fish, shrimp and other species. Kemin AquaScience™ provides aqua feed producers, premix producers, farmers and raw material suppliers a wide range of products to meet the needs in aquaculture, feed production and fishmeal stabilization, as well as on-farm solutions and technologies.
Xie-Lei joined Kemin Industries in late 2018 as chief commercial officer for Kemin AquaScience™. He also served as regional director for China, building the Kemin AquaScience™ business there from the ground up. He assumed his current role in 2020.
Xie-Lei has spent the last decade in leadership positions in the nutrition and food industry. Prior to joining Kemin, he served as president of Asia Pacific for Royal DSM NV’s Food Specialty Business Group. He also held several senior positions with DSM in the China, the Asia Pacific region and Europe.
Xie-Lei earned his bachelor’s degree from Shanghai University in China and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from RSM Erasmus University in the Netherlands.