Sucden launches Grains & Oilseeds division

21 February 2022

Sucden establishes a new trading division for Grains & Oilseeds, based in Paris and Singapore, which will be operating from March 1st 2022.

This new activity will complement the range of agricultural commodities already traded by the Group, as well as its own grain production activities in Russia.

For the last 12 years, Sucden has been regularly expanding the range of soft commodities traded, moving back into cocoa trading in 2011, as well as into coffee trading through the acquisition of Coffee America Corporation USA in 2014, and of the Nedcoffee Group in 2015 (now called Sucden Coffee).

Sucden Grains & Oilseeds will be managed by Wladimir Blanckaert acting as Global Head of the Division. His team will be operating from Paris and Singapore, whilst benefiting from the Group’s network around the world.

Wladimir has over 20 years of international experience in the trading of agricultural commodities (mainly sugar and grains & oilseeds). He has worked with major trading companies such as Louis Dreyfus Commodities, Noble Resources and BTG Pactual/ECTP.

In his last position with Louis Dreyfus Commodities Singapore, Wladimir was the Managing Director of the Grains & Oilseeds division for the region, and the Global Head of Barley, Sorghum and Pulses. He was also a member of the Regional Management Committee for Louis Dreyfus Commodities Asia.

Sucden is looking to gradually grow its Grains & Oilseeds business over the coming years, building long-lasting relationships with key suppliers and customers thanks to the expertise of its newly formed Grains & Oilseeds trading team, and to Sucden’s global knowledge of agricultural markets.