Leiber GmbH is expanding its Animal Nutrition business unit, focusing on international business. Dr Thomas Bissot has been strengthening the Leiber sales team as Global Key Account Manager for Pet Food since August 2017.

In this newly created position, Dr Thomas Bissot is taking care of the international market leaders and opinion formers in the pet food industry in order to expedite the expansion of Leiber yeast products and extracts in the pet food segment around the world. Dr Bissot is concentrating not only on supporting existing customers, but also on acquiring new business partners by developing customer-specific sales and marketing campaign solutions.

He reports directly to Business Unit Director Nikolaus Jungbluth. “In Dr Thomas Bissot we can welcome to our team an experienced, well-versed expert in the area of pet food whose skill profile is ideal for taking competent care of our customers and for markedly strengthening Leiber’s presence in the pet food segment,” Nikolaus Jungbluth emphasises.

Following a degree in veterinary medicine at the University of Liège in Belgium, Dr Thomas Bissot first gained practical experience in a small-animal clinic and at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Ghent. In 2005 he joined the Royal Canin Research and Development Center as project manager. His projects here focused on small animal gastroenterology and obesity biology, as well as the nutrition and behavior of small animals in intensive-care medicine. From 2008 to 2015 Dr Thomas Bissot was responsible for scientific communication and coordination between sixty countries in the eastern and southern region. From 2016 to 2017, Thomas Bissot also achieved an executive MBA at Montpellier Business School.