President, Animal Nutrition and Health, Sub-Saharan Africa

Johan Opperman is president of Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health, Sub-Saharan Africa. In this role, Opperman guides the division toward its mission to play a significant role in Sub-Saharan Africa’s developing animal nutrition and health industry.

Under his leadership, the division is developing South, East and West Africa as three regions, each with full local representation in sales and technical support services, with central support and direction from Kemin’s manufacturing site in Johannesburg. Through local presence and focus, Opperman and his team provide products and services that fit the diverse needs of their customers and consumers.

Before he took on his current position in 2016, Opperman spent eight years as Kemin’s general manager for South Africa. He was a product manager with Kemin Animal Nutrition and Health, Europe for three years prior.

Opperman started his career in research and product development for ruminant feed. He then moved into the vitamin premix industry. Before joining Kemin in 2005, Opperman’s career took him to Switzerland for five years for a global marketing role within the pet food additives industry.

Opperman obtained his bachelor’s degree in animal science from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.