The new President and CEO of HyLife is touring various facilities and meeting employees, listening and learning. 

Karan Sangfai officially assumed the position on March 1, 2024. 

During his first four weeks in this role, Sangfai has been on a comprehensive listening tour, visiting various operations across the company to connect with employees and gain valuable insights. 

Karan Sangfai Karan Sangfai, new President and CEO of HyLife. (Photo submited)

“I am humbled by the depth of insight and passion displayed by our team members,” he says. “This is just the beginning, and I look forward to engaging with more of our amazing departments and locations. Together, we are building a culture of trust, collaboration, and continuous improvement.” 

HyLife has 2,500 employees and produces 3.4 million hogs annually. 

Sangfai has already toured numerous areas of HyLife's fully integrated operations, including farm sites, a state-of-the-art Neepawa Pork Plant, distribution centers, wash bays, and transportation locations. 

His presence seems to have quite an impact on employees. 

“Meeting our new CEO was incredible,” says Kevin Escobilla, Manager of the Neepawa Wash Bay. “I am starstruck; this is very good for morale. Seeing him on the ground, eating with us, talking with us, it encourages me more to do my work even better.” 

Sangfai brings a wealth of experience to his new role. Prior to joining HyLife, he held senior positions at CPF, Samsung Electronics, and Myanmar CP Group.  

Over the past two years, Sangfai has been an integral part of HyLife's leadership team and has actively engaged with local communities. 

Founded in 1994 in Southeast, Manitoba, the company operates feed, barn, fleet, and pork plant facilities in Canada.