President, Kemin AquaScience

Leo Xie-Lei is president of Kemin AquaScience, which serves the aquaculture industry with sustainable solutions as it shifts from wild-catch to farmed fish and shrimp. Kemin AquaScience™ is the company’s newest global business unit, launched in early 2018.

Xie-Lei joined Kemin in late 2018 as the 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 Asia Pacific region, Europe and China.

Xie-Lei earned his bachelor’s degree from Shanghai University in China and an MBA from RSM Erasmus University in the Netherlands.