Martin Bates

President, DFA Ingredient Solutions

Martin joined DFA in 2018 after a 25-year career with Fonterra Co-Operative Group and other New Zealand dairy cooperative companies, where he most recently directed a joint venture partnership, expanding Fonterra’s global strategy and footprint in Russia and CIS markets. In his current role, Martin is responsible for DFA’s global ingredient and food service business. Martin has extensive global experience in the dairy industry, including global operations and manufacturing, customer and government relations and global extended supply chain and optimization across a wide range of cultures and geographies including Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Europe and the Americas.