Yannick Riou is president of Kemin Nutrisurance, the company’s pet food and rendering technologies business unit. He joined Kemin in 2019 in this role.
As president of Kemin Nutrisurance, Riou is responsible for delivering stability, palatability, food safety and health and nutrition product solutions and services for pet food manufacturers, renderers and ingredient suppliers.
Prior to joining Kemin, Riou was president of Diana Food. In 1998, he started as a sales manager at Diana before taking on various leadership roles around the globe. He served as managing director for SPF in Argentina and global sales director for Diana Petfood, based in France. Before taking over as president of Diana Food, Riou served as General Manager of North America for the company.
Riou is a native of France and fluent in French, English, and Spanish. He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and master’s degrees in food engineering, marketing and international trade in the food industry.