Kemin Industries South Asia Celebrates ‘61 Since’ 61 – A Celebration of Partnership’

Chennai, Tamil Nādu-India (9th July 2022) Kemin celebrated the “61 Since ‘61-Celebrating Partnership’’-themed anniversary, to acknowledge the essence of partnerships along with its key stakeholders in South Asia. The event took place on the 9th of July in The Leela Palace, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Kemin crafted the theme ‘Celebrating Partnership’ to acknowledge the essence of partnerships, innovations, and care for communities, which they have been practicing in association with their partners across the globe, for the past 61 years.

The invitees of the event included key customers, distributors, and media representatives from across the business units of Kemin. As keynote speakers, quite unconventionally, Kemin invited top two business professionals, R Gopalakrishnan and Suresh Mahalingam who had served in leading capacities in the TATA group, which is the most respected organization in the Indian subcontinent for upkeeping the business values and business partnership. In addition, Kemin partnered with a group of design thinking enthusiasts who conducted a workshop in which the participants along with the Kemin team engaged in building up the Partnership Wall in a unique storytelling pattern. The participants were divided into teams and were given separate pieces of puzzle boards to color with their own creativity. At the end of the session, those pieces were assembled to build the Wall of Partnership. Thus, the workshop gave the opportunities amongst the attendees to create a cohesive experience, reinforce the importance of partnership, and connect the participants of the event.

The celebration evening kick started with a Kemin ‘formulated’ special mocktail, named Shirly ’61 which was tossed with all the participants in the event. The evening was also graced by well-themed performing artists and musicians. They epitomized Kemin’s innovation, multinational footprints, and partnership with the confluence of hip hop, flamenco, Chinese lion, Irish Folk, Bharatnatyam fusion, and Brazilian carnival styles. The audience were enthralled by the performances and the celebration.

To acknowledge the role of media in the industry, Kemin invited top media representatives from the livestock and food industries, and a press conference was held with the panel comprising Chris Nelson (President & CEO, Kemin Industries Inc. USA); Ramesh GS (Group President Animal Nutrition & Health); R Sureshkumar (President Kemin Industries-South Asia);C Sugumar (Commercial Director-Aquasciences™); Michelle Lim (President, Kemin Food Technologies). Around 20 questions were deliberated in this session which was moderated by Tanweer Alam (Director-Marketing).

Kemin took this opportunity to convey gratitude to all their customers and business partners for the mutual trust and confidence bestowed upon the organization for the past 61 years and are confident that this will further strengthen a strong foundation of trust with the partners in the coming decades as well.

Opening remarks- Chris Nelson (President & CEO, Kemin Industries Inc. USA)
From left R Gopalakrishnan , Chris Nelson and Suresh Mahalingam
Press Meet Session