Specialty chemicals company Perstorp has appointed Jim Ren as vice president ¬ Asia Pacific region.

In his new post, Mr Ren will be responsible for the company’s Feed and Food business area in the region, leading, training and developing Perstorp Feed and Food’s regional sales and technical team and its distributors and agents. He will report directly to Perstorp Feed and Food executive vice president Roger Mann.

“I would like to continue to work in this area to produce animal protein in a safe and sustainable way,” Mr Ren says. “When I was a child, food, especially animal protein, was in short supply in China, and many people could not afford to eat meat very often. It has always been my ambition for everybody to have the choice of having meat in their diet if they wanted to.”

Mr Ren has over 10 years’ experience working in China and five years in South East Asia. He came to Perstorp after several years with Evonik. He has a PhD from the China Agricultural University in Beijing, majoring in animal nutrition and feed production for his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. He also has an Executive MBA from the University of Texas at Arlington, USA.