Managing Director (Pr.Sci.Nat.)

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Hugo Hattingh, Managing Director and partner of Animate Animal Health, obtained his BSc (Agric) Animal Science degree in 1982 at the University of Pretoria, at the time he was also involved with several post graduate research projects and studies on Monogastric nutrition and mainly specialised in poultry.

Hugo has over 25 years of experience in the animal health industry. In 1985 he managed a pig unit of 1000 sows at Longside Farms.

After that he joined Ruto Mills in 1986 where he was appointed in the Technical Division (Monogastric Nutrition). Hugo then joined Roche (in 1987), a Swiss company based in Johannesburg where he focused on vitamin and other additives for the intensive animal health and feed industry.

In 1990 Hugo joined Anchorpharm Animal Health, a wholly owned South African company as Sales Manager. In 1995 he was appointed Technical Director and later CEO of the Anchorpharm group. In 2000 Ceva Sante Animale an International French company, acquired group of companies in the animal health industry which included the Anchorpharm formed group.

Hugo was appointed CEO and General Manager of Ceva Sante Animale and for a period of 4 years he played a major role expanding the company. In 2004 he left the group to start his own company, Animate Animal Health, to specialise at the time in the intensive animal health industry.