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Karim Kurmaly

Karim Kurmaly
/ Karim Kurmaly

Veramaris, headquartered in Delft, The Netherlands, is a joint venture between DSM and Evonik, both world leaders in science and specialty chemicals. Established in 2018, Veramaris was formed to help realise a vision to conserve natural marine life by using the ocean's own resource, natural marine algae, to sustainably expand the world's access to Omega-3. Veramaris extracts oil from natural marine algae, rich in both the essential Omega-3 fatty acids EPA & DHA, and also ARA, a long chain Omega-6, vital nutrients for improved brain, heart and eye health in both animals and humans. The zero-waste industrial scale production process runs at a state-of-the-art site in Blair, Nebraska, USA. Veramaris enables key stakeholders in aquaculture and pet nutrition to become independent of wild-caught fish and meet the growing demand for sustainable seafood and animal protein.

Karim has been CEO of Veramaris since it was established in 2018. He’s a marine scientist with a PhD from the University of Wales in Bangor. Prior to Veramaris he spent 16 years working for parent company DSM where his last role was VP, Animal Nutrition & Health, Asia Pacific and India. He has been instrumental in overseeing the development of the business from concept to reality. His collaborative approach to business makes him an advocate of the value chain business model which means Veramaris shares knowledge and information with all stakeholders including retailers, farmers, millers and consumers.