Name: Ivan E.
Title: Junior Trading
Career Area: Trading
Location: Singapore / Geneva on long-term assignment
Education: Singapore Management University, Bachelor of Business Management (International Trading Track)

It does not matter whether you are junior or senior, new to the team or are already part of the furniture. Anyone who has something to contribute can do so. There are countless opportunities within Cargill, and it just depends on whether you will rise up to the occasion to pursue them.

Describe your work responsibilities and the importance of your role.

I work on the Cape desk as a freight trader, overseeing the Indian Ocean and managing our Cape-sized period fleet. My role requires me to have a view of how the Cape market will trade, and work with the rest of the team to ensure that the desk is well-placed to monetize trading opportunities. Ultimately I need to generate trading profits, a necessity for any sustainable trading business.

Describe your career path. Where did you start and how did you get to where you are today?

I first joined Cargill on the iron ore trading desk for the metals business in 2014. I was later offered a full-time role as the trading assistant on the ocean transportation business’s Panamax desk in Singapore. A year ago, I applied to an internal job posting to be the junior trader on the Cape desk in Geneva, and voila!