Phil de Kemp


Phil de Kemp is currently the Executive Director of the Barley Council of Canada (BCC) and President of the Malting Industry Association of Canada (MIAC).

He has over 30 years’ experience in strengthening Canada’s domestic and international trade relationships and commercial opportunities for malt and barley. Phil was raised on a corn and soybean farm in eastern Canada and began his career working for Cargill Ltd. in various grain merchandizing roles across Canada.

He is a former employee of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and he also served as the Senior Policy Advisor to the Canadian Federal Minister of State for grains and oilseeds and the Canadian Wheat Board. In the early 1990s, he became the Executive Director of the Canadian National Flour Millers Association.