News last update:10 Aug 2012

People: Omega Protein appoints Dr. Jonathan Shepherd

Omega Protein Corporation, a nutritional ingredient company and the US' leading producer of omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products, announced that Dr Jonathan Shepherd has joined its Board of Directors effective January 1, 2012.


Dr Shepherd has also become Chairman of Omega Protein's Scientific Committee, replacing Dr William E M Lands. Dr Lands will continue in his role as a Director on the Board and as a member of the Scientific Committee.
Dr Shepherd previously served as Director General of The International Fishmeal and Fish Oil Organization (IFFO), an international non-profit organization which represents fish meal and fish oil producers and related trades throughout the world, from 2004 to 2011.
Previously, he was Group Managing Director of BioMar, a fish feed company based in Denmark.
Dr Shepherd also held a series of senior positions with Unilever, Peter Hand and Norsk Hydro in connection with fish farming, pharmaceuticals, and feed manufacturing.
He has a BVSc from Liverpool Veterinary School and a PhD from Stirling University.  Dr Shepherd is a citizen of the United Kingdom.
Omega Protein Corporation is a nutritional ingredient company and the US' leading vertically integrated producer of Omega-3 fish oil and specialty fish meal products.
Omega Protein makes its products from menhaden, an omega-3 rich fish which is abundantly available along the US Gulf of Mexico and Atlantic Coasts.

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