Ko Chi-Kang has been appointed chairman of Taiwanese feed giant Grobest Group.

Ko, the co-founder and chief scientific officer of Permira-owned Grobest, succeeds Chen Chun-Ping, who recently retired after serving as chairman for the past nine years.

The appointment is the latest in a series of hires and reshuffles at Grobest since it was acquired by Permira.

In April, Grobest appointed Jennifer Kuo as chief technology development and sustainability officer and over previous months snapped up executives from big name competitors such as Nutreco, Regal Springs and Benchmark.

Its core product, functional feed, has seen strong uptake, particularly in countries intensifying their shrimp operations such as Thailand and Vietnam.

"We are looking at very robust growth," Li told IntraFish earlier this year. "We have the right people, the right R&D and the right science, so we are very positive about the future."