Louis Dreyfus makes senior leadership changes, appoints new Grains head

NETHERLANDS – Louis Dreyfus Company has appointed Anthony Tancredi as head of its Grains Platform, effective immediately as it gears up for a new phase of growth.

Tancredi succeeds Adrian Isman, joining LDC’s senior leadership team and reporting to Chief Executive Officer, Ian McIntosh.

He is a US national, having worked with LDC for thirty years in various key roles over the years, including as CEO of Allenberg Cotton Co. and subsequently Head of LDC’s Cotton Platform.

He recently worked as Head of the Sugar Platform at LDC, from 2016.

Adrian Isman has been appointed to the role of Chairman of the Board of LDC’s sister company Biosev, effective immediately.

He will, however, maintain his roles as Head of North America at LDC and Chairman of Calyx Agro Ltd.

He succeeds Patrick Treuer who will then focus on his responsibilities as LDC’s Chief Strategy Officer.

“I would like to thank Adrian for his contributions to LDC’s grains business,” said LDC CEO, Ian McIntosh.

“His appointment as Chairman of Biosev underlines the Group’s continued commitment to our sister company.

“I am also pleased to welcome Anthony Tancredi as the new head of our Grains Platform and member of our Senior Leadership Team.

“He brings to the function in-depth knowledge of LDC and commodities markets, together with a successful and diversified track record.”

Also, Enrico Biancheri has been appointed Head of the Sugar Platform, reporting to Ian McIntosh and joining the company’s Executive Group.

Enrico joined LDC in 2003 as a Trainee Trader, moved to Biosev (then LDC-SEV) in 2009 as Commercial Manager and later served as Commercial & Cane Origination Director, responsible for managing all marketing and logistics activities related to the output of sugar, ethanol and electricity.

He returned to LDC in 2017 as Head of Cash Trading for the Sugar Platform, was appointed Head Trader for the Platform the same year.

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