President and CEO
Mr. Jim Hamilton became Neptune’s President and CEO in 2015. Prior to this, he was Vice President of Human Nutrition and Health, North America, and President of DSM Nutritional Products USA. He also served on the global management team of DSM Nutritional Product's Human Nutrition Business, an organization with over $2 billion in sales and operations in more than 40 countries.
During the course of his over 30-year career, Jim has played a leading role in nutritional ingredients for the dietary supplement, food, animal-feed and personal-care industries. Mr. Hamilton's industry knowledge and innovative approach have made him a valuable contributor to several trade associations. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Directors of CRN, the dietary supplement industry's leading trade association. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Vitamin Angels, a not-for-profit organization that provides life-changing vitamins to children in need. He has also been an invited speaker to numerous industry and governmental events in the field, including to the United Nations General Assembly to present on “The role of partnerships in the implementation of the UN’s post 2015 development agenda”.
Mr. Hamilton is a graduate of Concordia University in Montreal and has attended numerous business and leadership programs at the London Business School and INSEAD.