In the framework of the 7th annual course on Commodities, Prof. Rouben Indjikian is initiating a series of open lectures for students, faculty and community, facilitated by three distinguished speakers.
Each event takes place from 11.00-13:00 in Alps 13, on the Webster University Geneva Campus.
Tuesday, November 5th 2019: “COMMODITIES & GEO-POLITICS” --
Mr. Eric Aboussouan, Head of Strategy and Market Research, Cargill, Geneva
Eric Aboussouan joined Cargill in 1990. He is currently the head of Strategy for Cargill Ocean Transportation based in Geneva. Prior to that, Eric led the Market Research and Trading Analytics group for 8 years, primarily focusing on global macro, energy and industrial markets. Eric also spent 10 years of his Cargill career in the US and Asia (China and Singapore) holding various trading, business development and leadership positions. Eric was born in Geneva Switzerland.
Thursday November 7th 2019: “COMMODITY TRADING IN SWITZERLAND: A RESPONSIBLE ACTIVITY“
Dr. Stéphane Graber, Secretary General of Swiss Trading and Shipping Association, Geneva
Dr Stéphane Graber has been Secretary General of the Swiss Trading and Shipping Association (STSA) since 2012. He is also Chairman of eGTSA, which offers a secured communication between commodity trading companies and commodity trade financing banks. Previously he was a Delegate at the Economic Development Office in Geneva being in charge of Foreign Direct Investment Promotion and President of the Swiss-Chinese Chamber of Commerce, Geneva Chapter. Dr. Graber obtained his doctoral degree in business management at the University of Geneva and has taught marketing in various executive MBA programs at the University of Geneva and Lausanne since 2005.
Thursday, November 21st 2019: “ROLE OF ARBITRATION IN COMMODITIES TRADE”
Me. Robert Parson, Partner, Clyde & Co, London
Robert Parson focuses on commodity and trade finance law, structuring deals and complex cross-border financing arrangements for many of the world’s major banks, traders, exporters and other participants in the global trade market. He is frequently called upon to advise in the default and restructuring of complex, cross-border trade financings and payment instruments, and has been called upon to advise in relation to complex credit issues in some of the landmark letter-of-credit cases in the English courts over the past decade. Robert is editor of Finance & Credit Law and LC Monitor, and a member of the editorial board of Global Trade Review.
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Webster University Geneva, Alps 13
Route de Collex 9 1293 Bellevue, Switzerland