Managing Risk in Agricultural Trade
Participants in international agricultural trade face operational risks related to price, credit, non-tariff barriers, and disruptions brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. They also face political risk – the likelihood that a political action will significantly affect their business. From both a corporate and a banking perspective, this session examines the impact of these risks on the agricultural supply chain and tools that can address them.
This webinar is part of a six-session series on “International Trade: Measuring and Managing Risk and Uncertainty.” The series is hosted by the Clayton Yeutter Institute of International Trade and Finance at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln, with support from the CME Group Foundation.
Joe Stone is an executive senior vice president at Cargill. In a career that spans over three decades with the company, Joe has led multiple businesses across Animal Nutrition, Trading, and Agriculture. Today, Joe is responsible for the growth and development of Cargill’s agricultural supply chain division and corporate trading strategy. A native of Nebraska, Joe grew up in a family that was passionate about food and agriculture.
Christine Pelletier is the Regional Head for Trade and Commodity Finance Americas at Rabobank, responsible for TCF activities in North and South America, which includes offices in New York, Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires. Prior to her appointment in 2019, Christine was a Senior Relationship Manager within the TCF Agri team with a focus on tropical commodities. She has started her career at Société Générale, joining Rabobank in 2017, and has been in the TCF sector for 13 years, developing business across North and Central America. She holds a degree in International Business from ESSEC, Paris.
Tim Andriesen was appointed Managing Director, Agricultural Commodities for CME Group in August 2009. He is responsible for developing and executing the global business strategy for the company's agricultural commodities business. Mr. Andriesen has a broad and diversified background in the grain trading and risk management business ranging from managing country elevators to global trading operations for international banks. Mr. Andriesen earned a bachelor's degree at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business’ Advance Management Program.