Kurt Seagrist

Group Chief Commercial and Innovation Officer

President, Malteurop USA and Canada

Member of the Executive Committee

Kurt Seagrist

Kurt Seagrist, educated at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and holder of a Master’s degree in management from Central Michigan University in Detroit, has made his entire career in agribusiness.

Kurt began his professional career with the Kraft Foods and Mars groups, where he held a number of sales management positions for consumer brands. Kurt then directed the North American activities of various European groups specialized in food ingredients, including Döhler, Agrana, and Chr. Hansen.

In 2001, Kurt joined the Pernod Ricard group as Vice-President, Sales and Marketing of Ramsey-Sias, then became worldwide Director of Sales and Marketing at Agrana. Beginning in 2010, he held the posts of Vice-President and General Manager of the North American branch of Chr. Hansen.

Kurt joined Malteurop in late 2013 as President of Malteurop USA and Canada. In May 2015, he became a member of the Executive Committee and in July of that same year Kurt took over as Group Director of Sales and Innovation.