DFA Management

Martin Bates
President, Global Relations and Marketing
President, Global Relations and Marketing
Martin joined DFA in 2018 after a 25-year career of working with Fonterra™ and other New Zealand dairy cooperatives in a range of roles focused on markets in Asia, North and South America, the Middle East and Africa, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). In his current role as president of global relations and marketing, Martin is responsible for maximizing the potential of our farmer-owners’ milk and our commercial products in the global marketplace, as well as identifying and developing emerging global markets, and fostering relationships and building partnerships to expand our global presence. Previously, Martin led DFA’s Ingredient Solutions Division, overseeing the Cooperative’s global ingredients business. Martin has extensive experience working in multiple functions of the global dairy industry, including extended supply chain, operations and manufacturing, customer relations and partnerships and government relations.
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