Global Sale, R&D, Kelpak
Riaan Lourens completed a BSc and MSc in Biochemistry at the University of Stellenbosch. He obtained his PhD in Plant Physiology from the University of California, Davis. He was senior researcher at the Department of Agriculture Fruit and Fruit Technology Research Institute and principal researcher at the Agricultural Research Council Infruitec, located in Stellenbosch, where he covered research in weed science, chemical manipulation of fruit trees, plant growth regulator applications, fruit quality and post-harvest physiology. Riaan joined Kelp Products in 1998, currently heading up the technical department and global R&D effort of the Company. Riaan is married to Vera and they have two sons.