Riaan Van Dyk is Director, US Pork and Strategy, for Alura Animal Health and Nutrition. In this role, Van Dyk is based in the US, while also supervising the company’s team in Southeast Asia.
Van Dyk has worked in some of the fastest-growing health markets in the world. He has 23 years of experience creating and driving core brand strategies to increase market share in the pharmaceutical / life sciences industries. Van Dyk served as General Manager for Kemin Biologics and was also Vice President for Marketing and Strategy, Kemin Industries Worldwide. Before joining Kemin, he was Marketing Director for Elanco (a division of Eli Lilly) in Asia Pacific and South Africa. There he led a team comprised of marketing and technical managers, pricing consultants and product launch leaders, along with the commercial organization in South Africa.
A significant part of his career has also focused on the animal health industry, with a unique and valuable overlay of experience from six years of employment in the Asian market, followed by five years with a global focus.
Van Dyk holds Master’s degrees in Business and Science, as well as multiple Bachelor’s degrees in Animal Nutrition and Science. He is fluent in both English and Afrikaans.