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Agri-commodities commercial, operational and shipping skills

Vétraz-Monthoux, 74100, France
January 29, 2018

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Name and first Name : El hassar Zakaria

Home address : **, ******* ** **********, *****, Vetraz-Monthoux, France Contact details :

mobile N : +33 6 52 06 04 96

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Commercial, operational, shipping and foreign languages skills WORK EXPERIENCE

June 2016 – December 2016 : Execution specialist at Louis Dreyfus Company Suisse SA, a world leader in agricultural commodities trade, in the Grains platform ( temporary position ), moving goods from Black Sea area to Mediterranean countries and Middle East and Africa.

Coordinate/organize the day to day cargo operations with suppliers, customers, surveyor

Negotiating and checking export letter of credit

Ensure coverage of international cargo insurance and handling of claims and finalization

Finalization and disputes settlement of voyage accounts with counterparties June 2011 – April 2015 : Junior trader at Grains & Fourrages S.A. Geneva, specialist in Turkish markets (Oilseeds/vegoils) and partner of Turkish crusher ( cap. about 400kmt/year ) OILSEEDS / VEGOILS

Provide up-to-date market information to the Management

Procurement for Turkish crushing plants ( four plants )

Crush margins calculations

Hedging the Crush risk positions through CIF market and initiation to Options strategies Steady increase of volumes per year ( 25%)


Various Physical palm products CIF Turkey offers ( flat and premium basis )

Hedging through the paper market

A winner come-back to this market ( three to four handysize ships per year ) after absence of several years CHARTERING

Palms : Indonesia-Malaysia / Turkey and Georgia (25/35K)

Oilseeds : Black Sea / Turkey (coasters)

Preparation and optimization of Palms stow plan vessels ADMINISTRATION

Review and contract drafting

Contract entry

Closely follow all execution matters with Execution Team LEGAL

Management, follow-up and finalisation of arbitration claim files with Legal Advisors November 2010 – February 2011 : Operations manager of Grains and Oilseeds platform - Louis Dreyfus Commodities MEA Trading, Dubai, UAE.


supervising and training of a multicultural team

process setting for better work coordianation and efficiency between departments

recruiting of new colleagues


negociation of contractual clauses with buyers and banks

handling of buyers’ claims

cash flow establishment for better Accounting management Jan 2000 – Mar 2010 : vegetable oils execution specialist at Louis Dreyfus Commodities SAS, Paris office, handling trades throughout north and south Americas, Europe, Mediterranean countries, Africa and Asia. Execution

Sales contract drafting : in accordance with the specific market.

Handling of the Trade position : in a very volatile market, make sure trade exposure is known and taken care of

Physical Execution : Coordinate the actions of different players to deliver the cargo in the best conditions of quality, costs and time.

Shipping & Charter-Party

Organising the maritime transport through ships’ owners, brokers and agents

Strong knowledge of the vegetable oils Charter Party terms and conditions

Finalisation and disputes settlement of voyage accounts with ships’ owners EDUCATION

1999 : University of Le Mans, France - Postgraduate degree (1 year) following my Master - Management of exporting businesses

Qualifications :

(Marketing, Finance, Negociation, the business international Tax environment, the business European Law, international Transport and Logistics)

1997 : Oxford Brookes University, England - Master’s degree in Applied Foreign languages (English and Italian) 1996 : University of Angers, France - Three-year university degree in Applied Foreign Languages (English and Italian) Other Skills

English fluent Computer skills : MS Word, MS Excel, Business Object Arabic mother tongue

Italien working knowledge


Dispute settlement in Maritime Transport (Riverchelles Paris)

International Negociation (Riverchelles Paris)

Management of international contract legal risks (Cegos Paris)

Documentary Credit (International Chamber of Commerce of Paris)

Grain And Feed Trade Association (Cambridge University) ACTIVITIES

Sport : jogging, football, leisure horse-riding


Available upon request

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