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Tony Walker

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Tony is an alumnus of Cargill, Enron, RWE, Nidera and Cofco Intl. He has a BSc in Physics and Mathematics.

He began a 30-year commodity focussed career at Cargill trading global grain markets. From there he built a successful track record in trading, risk management, data systems, process optimisation and business transformation.

He has covered all commodity sectors but specialised in Energy and Softs. During his career he has managed trading teams and commodity portfolios for investment funds and was appointed Chief Risk Officer of an $18bln turnover global commodity house.
He has experience in all aspects of commodity supply chains in developed and emerging markets, has unique insight into the end to end process from trade initiation to financial reporting  and how to increase process efficiency, improve controls and reduce costs.

Key Positions Held:

  • Global Head of Special Projects – COFCO Intl.

  • Chief Risk Officer – Nidera

  • Trading Manager – RWE/Essent Energy Trading

  • Commodity Hedge Fund Manager – Valhalla Capital Advisors

  • Trading Manager European Power – Enron

  • Agricultural Commodity Merchant - Cargill

Commodity Market Experience:

  • African energy markets

  • Global agricultural markets

  • European Power & Gas

  • Freight & logistics

  • Base Metals LME/Comex

  • Commodity  Derivatives

  • Structured Trade Finance

  • Limit Structures and hedging

  • Working capital optimisation

  • Trade life cycle best practice

  • Sanctions and regulatory compliance

  • Controls and segregation of duty

Asset/Technology Experience:

  • Power generation

  • Grain and oilseed processing plants

  • Storage optimisation

  • Bulk Freight

  • Trade Capture

  • Risk Management E/CTRMs

  • Data management and Reporting

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