ANITA NORIAN

President, Human Nutrition and Health

Anita Norian is president of Kemin Human Nutrition and Health. Under her leadership, the division provides naturally sourced science-based ingredients for the dietary supplement and functional food and beverage markets globally. Norian joined Kemin in 2010 as worldwide vice president, responsible for global sales, marketing and strategy. In 2011, she was promoted to group president of Kemin Venture Business Units, with additional responsibility for the company’s new and developing businesses. Norian has been in her current role since 2014. As a certified public accountant, Norian began her career with McGladrey and Pullen. Norian then moved to DuPont Pioneer, where she coordinated business strategy, as well as investor and stockholder relations for the Agriculture and Nutrition Platform. She also guided strategic business and marketing initiatives for Pioneer Hi-Bred. Norian holds a Bachelor of Science in accounting and transportation and logistics and a Master of Business Administration. She serves on the Grand View College Board of Trustees, the Greater Des Moines Partnership Board of Directors and the Board of Reaching Higher Iowa. Norian is also a member of YPO and serves on its Iowa Board.