European feed additives manufacturer Nutriad, has appointed Ho Gim Chong as Commercial/Technical Manager Aquaculture SE Asia to reinforce its team of aqua experts in the region.
“Regional aquaculture specialists are an integral part of our strategy to expand our footprint in the key aquaculture markets globally and particularly in SE Asia”, says Dr. Peter Coutteau, Business Unit Manager Aquaculture for Nutriad. “Aquaculture is expanding extremely fast and maturing from a young, pioneering activity into a more professional, consolidated industry. On that path, aquaculture producers are facing big challenges in terms of feed cost efficiency and disease prevention."
“The experience in supporting aquaculture farms as well as the veterinary expertise of Gim Chong will further enrich our aqua team in Asia Pacific where health issues have become top priority for almost all aquaculture species,” says Allen Wu, Nutriad’s Regional Manager Aquaculture for Asia Pacific.
Gim Chong holds a degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics from the University of Putra, Malaysia, and completed a Master’s degree in Parasitology, Molecular Biology and Zoonotic Epidemiology. He worked previously as Lecturer/Researcher in Veterinary Parasitology at the University of Putra Malaysia, and has consulting experience in aquaculture farms in SE Asia.
The new manager says, “Having worked the past years on the introduction of aqua additive solutions to improve productivity in aquaculture farms, I see a great potential in the specialty programs offered by Nutriad to improve feed cost-efficiency and prevent disease using natural products. My position with Nutriad will allow me to apply my knowledge and experience towards solutions that help farmers and feed millers deal with day to day performance and health challenges in aquaculture.”