Mr. Gilles Benzakein

Founding partner at HMP Analytics
Nationality: Swiss
Course: A Holistic Approach to Commodity Trading 

Gilles Benzakein is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in international commodity trading. Joining his family's enterprise in 1987, he began his career in raw cotton, a legacy his father and uncle built over three decades. Serving as the first employee and director of a startup for 17 years, Gilles played a key role in its financial intermediation of capital equipment exports.

In 2019, he co-founded a company specializing in vetting commodity traders for lenders, showcasing his commitment to analyzing and understanding risk management practices. Gilles' unique blend of experiences in raw cotton trading, startup leadership, and commodity trader analysis equips him with a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of international commodity trading.


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