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Commodity Trader, futures, hedge

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
October 11, 2016

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Maria Novoa Meza

Chapel Hill, North Carolina +*- 415- 940- 3581

International Commodity Trading Sales Agricultural Risk Management Futures Hedge Team Leader Professional Experience INTERRA INTERNATIONAL (SEABOARD GROUP) – CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA Present International Rice Trader (Sep 2016 – present) – Open new markets targeting mainly Latin America and Europe focusing in develop long term relationship with suppliers and clients. ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND CIA LIMA, PERU 2007 – 2015 Commodity Deputy Commercial Manager (2013 – 2015, Lima, Peru) - Managed a high- performing team responsible for 60% of department’s sales volume. Oversaw local sales, commodity purchasing and freight chartering. Managed

$2.0 million P&L.

• Trained and managed 7 new traders.

• Purchased agricultural commodities from North and South America.

• Developed hedging strategies using futures and derivatives to cover physical exposure and price risk management.

• Increased volume sales by 7% in FY13 (Total 795,000 metric tons) and 12.8% in FY14 (Total 897,000 mt).

• Total division revenues $322.8m in FY13 and $374.4m in FY14. Senior Meal Trader (2012, Santa Cruz, Bolivia) - Responsible for $3.6m P&L and annual volume sales of 360,000 mt.

• Developed framework contract with clients.

• Trained 2 new traders.

• Designed and implemented hedging strategies to cover exposure of 1.1 million metric tons, equivalent to $2.5b.

• Increased P&L by 9% in FY12 (P&L $3.6 m.) Senior Commodity Trader (2011, Lima, Peru). Senior Vegetable Oils Trader (2010, Lima, Peru) - Responsible for the Vegetable oil P&L of $ 1.4m.

• Developed business model coordinating with Logistics, Production, Credits and Sales.

• Increased volume sales by 60% FY10.

• Increased P&L by 90%.

Commodity Junior Trader (2008 – 2009, Lima, Peru). Execution Assistant (2007, Lima, Peru).

REPSOL YPF - Lima, Peru 2005- 2007

Global oil company in 40 countries, with 24,000 employees. Peru’s largest refinery with 53.84% of market share. Contract Supervisor (2005- 2007, Lima, Peru) - Negotiated and supervised implementation of logistics contracts for headquarters and industrial complexes worth $1.1m. Education Master of Business Administration (MBA) August 2016 Hult International Business School San Francisco, CA & Manhattan, NY Capital Markets, Innovation Management and Effective Negotiation Courses July 2011 Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru Lima, Peru Bachelor in Engineering (BE) December 2005 Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru Lima, Peru Skills Languages: Spanish (Native), English (Fluent), Portuguese (Basic). Personal Business: Own a 38- acres export- quality organic quinoa plantation in southern Peru.

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