30 September Varna BULGARIA
Grain Academy 2021
Global Sector Strategist, Grains & Oilseeds within Rabobank’s Food & Agribusiness Research (RaboResearch F&A) | the Netherlands
Stefan has a wealth of market research and corporate strategy experience and is responsible for fundamental market analysis and price forecasting of agri commodities. In addition, as Global Sector Strategist, Grains & Oilseeds he leads the bank’s research in this sector and advises clients on sector trends and strategic implications.
Prior to joining Rabobank Stefan has worked in different agricultural market research and strategy positions, including Head of Economics Department of ADM Germany (former Toepfer International) and Director of Market Research & Business Analytics of Archer Daniels Midland in the US. Stefan also was Vice President of the European Grain Trading association and a member of the EU Commission’s Expert Group on Agricultural Commodity Derivatives and Spot Markets.
Stefan holds a Diploma (equivalent to Master’s Degree) in Agricultural Economics from the University of Giessen in Germany.
Rabobank, the Netherlands
Founder & Managing partner | MPM Gida, Turkey
Pelin Ozer is the Founder and Managing partner of MPM Gıda San ve Tic.Ltd Sti in İstanbul, 2007.
MPM Gida is a leading commodity brokerage company for the physical trading of grains, oilseeds, vegetable oils and feedstuffs for Turkish market. Pelin is a professional with over 20 years of experience in the area of crushing, trading, and distributing which spent 6 years at ADM Turkey and 1 year at ADM Hamburg at the position of oilseeds, veg oil and sunmeal trader and also worked at different agri companies with different positions.
She represents Turkey at the brokerage category in GAFTA Black Sea Desk Committee. Her company MPM is both FOSFA and GAFTA approved broker.
MPM Gida, Turkey
Founder & Senior Consultant Farmer’s Trading House, Romanian Farmers’ Club | Romania
Cezar Gheorghe is the owner of the Farmers Trading House (ctfro.ro) and Senior Consultant within the Romanian Farmers’ Club. He is a professional with over 20 years of experience, who has held the positions of General Manager, Commercial Director, Sales and Procurement Manager in public and private companies. He has extensive experience in building, transforming and leading companies, along with a proven track record of increasing results and turning difficult situations into opportunities.
Farmer’s trading house, Romania
Agribusiness Marketing, PR & Research Consultant | Agriss, Ukraine
Svitlana has 17 years of experience in agri media and agribusiness consulting and media, and she has a wide network of agri industry contacts in Eastern European countries as well as in the Middle East, China and India. For 10+ year Svitlana was a marketing director of APK-Inform, one of the most significant agri media and consulting companies in Eastern Europe. APK-Inform produces wide range of agribusiness periodicals, as well as market research services and big industry events (conferences). Svitlana was responsible for sales strategy of the company, developing new markets and services, for guiding key clients of the agency; she was a producer of international events of APK-Inform (Middle East Grain Congress, Oilseeds&Oils etc). Also, in 2016-2019 Svitlana was co-founder and Secretary-General of the International Sunflower Oil Association (ISOA). Founded in Italy, ISOA was an international industry body responsible for the promotion of sunflower oil on the global level. Svitlana is also working as a columnist (making regular publications about main agribusiness trends for Eastern European and international media). Also, she is a frequent speaker for numerous international agribusiness events in China, India, USA, Turkey, Egypt, etc. She is a member of ESOMAR (the leading international organization for market research specialists) and the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists.
General Manager and Senior Trader | Viterra Bulgaria
Todor started his career in agricultural commodities trading in 2015 as a Junior Trader in Glencore Grain Bulgaria and quickly moved up the ranks to lead the company’s business in what is nowadays Viterra Bulgaria.
Throughout the last 6 years, Todor enhanced Viterra’s position as a market leader in Bulgaria and had an impactful role in building an effective local marketing structure in line with the global transformation goals of the company over the last several years. His prior work experience includes 4 years as a Management Consultant with KPMG Bulgaria and Business Development Manager roles with IT and metals trading companies in Bulgaria.
Todor is a member of the Management Board of the Bulgarian Association of Grain and Fodder Traders (BAGFT). He holds an MSc degree in Management, Organisations and Governance from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a BSc degree in International Economics and Management from Bocconi University, Italy.
Founder & Senior Broker | Agricore, Bulgaria
Petar Dimitrov is Founder and Senior Broker of Agricore, the first independent commodity brokerage company in Bulgaria, GAFTA member and recognized worldwide as а first class counterparty.
Besides the leading position as commodity brokerage house, Agricore has developed as well the most reputable and successful online market information media for farmers and traders in Bulgaria – agroportal.bg and in Romania – agriportal.ro
He has extensive experience and knowledge of the Bulgarian and international grains and oilseeds markets that grants him invitations for frequent appearances at numerous conferences and events in Bulgaria and abroad: National Grain Producers Associations annual meetings, Global Grain Geneva, Black Sea Grain, Kiev, FOI&FGI Istanbul and many others.
Petar will be a moderator of Grain Academy 2021.
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