Aurélie is a corporate finance professional involved in strategic transactions across the agribusiness industry. As a Director in the Industries team of Standard Chartered Bank, Aurélie is involved in origination of structured debt transactions and M&A advisory mandates in the ag space. She was previously with Noble Group’s Structure Finance and Asset Development teams, working on acquisition of agri-related infrastructures. Strong of an international experience spanning 6 countries over the past 11 years, Aurélie is convinced about the value brought by diversity of perspectives. She started Womag after witnessing an under-representation of women in the agribusiness space.
Berengere Roig; Secretary
Bérengère is a senior associate of Chabrier Avocats Singapore LLP, a law firm specializing in a range of commodity matters. Before joining Chabrier, Bérengère was part of the legal department of Louis Dreyfus Company in Geneva, dealing with asset acquisitions, contracts and various corporate matters across Europe, the Black Sea and MEA. Bérengère brings a diverse range of global experience to her current role in Asia and to this association.
Jade Dyson; Treasurer
Jade was appointed the Director of Gafta’s Singapore office in July 2016 after relocating from Perth, Western Australia. Jade holds a BA in economics and finance, has a background in physical grain trade and brings a wealth of practical trading and contracting experience to Gafta’s presence in SE Asia and the Pacific. In additional to supporting GAFTA's overall role in providing contract templates to facilitate physical grain trade, arbitration services and training, Jade is active in the trade policy space and works to support various industry initiatives.
Eva Kroyer; Board Member
Eva is the Regional Operations Manager for COFCO Agri. Before she joined COFCO Agri, she had various roles with Cargill, both in Australia and Singapore. Eva has leadership experience across the range of operations functions and has led multiple teams both locally and internationally across various commodities. In addition, Eva was involved in a number of initiatives around diversity and industry training. She is currently in her second year as a mentor with a program which mentors women in business.
John Young Simpson, Board Member
John is a director at Duxton Asset Management, he runs agribusiness investments from origination to final investment and sits on the boards of a diverse set of agribusiness companies in Australia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines , Laos, Jamaica, Tanzania, Zambia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. As well as private equity investments, Duxton also advises other private and listed agribusinesses and institutional investors on agribusiness operations and investment structures and strategy in emerging markets. JY has an MSc from the London School of Economics and is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School GMP.
Elizabeth Hernandez; Board Member
Elizabeth is the Head of Government Affairs, Asia Pacific Corteva AgriscienceTM, Agriculture Division of DowDuPontTM. With over 25 years’ professional experience in Asia, Elizabeth has established herself as one of the region’s leading government affairs and public policy executives. She is also an accomplished entrepreneur, with experience throughout the business enterprise. She brings to her public affairs role an unusual combination of communications skills, commercial instincts and thought leadership in a variety of disciplines and from several industries. Elizabeth was head of public policy for Asia Pacific at Facebook, vice president of corporate affairs for Asia Pacific at Hewlett-Packard and regional director of government and public affairs at GlaxoSmithKline (2005-10). In addition to her multinational experience, Elizabeth also has worked for the US-ASEAN Business Council, a non-profit trade association promoting US trade and investment in Southeast Asia, in both Singapore and Washington D.C., where she started her career.