Leon holds a MBA from the University of Pretoria as well as Agricultural Science and Animal Science degrees from the same university. He has 23 years of feed industry experience covering all major farm species but specialising in poultry and swine. He started his BASF career in 2001 in South Africa (SA) and has been an integral part of the company’s global technical team for Animal Nutrition since moving to Australia in 2010. He currently manages the BASF Animal Nutrition business in Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) but also provides research- and technical support in Asia Pacific on behalf of the company’s regional office in Singapore. He has an extensive network in both the ANZ and SA feed industries through several industry associations.