With a MBA in International Trade from IIFT, New Delhi, Sami has a career spanning over 25 years with leading corporates (Olam International, Reliance Retail, etc) in India & abroad. In-depth knowledge of all aspects of International Trade in Foods & Agro commodities.Wdely travelled & operated in several countries of Asia, Africa & Middle East with specific stints in Nigeria, Uganda, Mozambique & Dubai.
Education & Qualifications
MPIB (Master in International Business), Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi, India,1988- 1990
MBA, University of Lucknow, India1985 – 1987
B.Sc, University of Lucknow, India,1982- 1984
Cl XI-XII :Central School, Durgapur, W. Bengal, India1980-1982
CL X: St. Xavier’s School, Durgapur , W. Bengal, India,1980
1. Sept’2011- till date
With Corredor Agro, Mozambique (www.riftvalley.com)
Joined as General Manager.
Promoted in November 2013 as Managing Director
Local and International Trading of Maize, soya, sesame, pulses and Cassava
Food Concepts Plc, Lagos, Nigeria (www.foodconceptsplc.com)
Designation: Head –Trading – Food Concepts Plc
Divisional MD – Food Concepts Trading & Logistics Limited.
Imports and distribution of Rice and other FMCG products – UHT Milk, Canned Sweet Corn, Tomato Paste, Frozen Chips, etc
3. May 2006 – April 2009
Reliance Retail Limited, International Business Division. New Delhi
Designation: Deputy General Manager
Imports of fresh fruits from across the Globe
4. April 2003 – May 2006
Hero Exports (part of the Hero Cycles/Hero Honda Group).
Head – Agro–commodities Division. Assistant General Manager
5. January 2002 – April 2003
KS Intertrade Corporation, India’s leading brokerage firm in Agro commodities.
Designation: Trader, Agro-commodities
6. March’2000 –December’2001
Commodities Intertrade, New Delhi &Dubai
Designation: Chief Trader, Agro-commodities
7. Sept’1994 – Oct’99,
Nigeria & Uganda
Designation: Branch coordinator /PCH/Country Head
Olam International, a leading Singapore Based MNC into Agro commodity trading/Supply Chain management In Nigeria and Uganda.
8. June’1992 – Sept’94
Reckitt & Coleman, a leading FMCG products MNC.
New Delhi & Cochin
Cimmco International (A Birla group company)
Durgapur (W. Bengal)
SAIL (Steel Authority of India Ltd.), Management Trainee/Jr.Manager
Markets worked in:
• Lived and worked extensively across India, Dubai, Nigeria, Uganda and Mozambique
• Other markets visited: Benin, Tanzania, S. Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Muscat, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Bangladesh, Germany, UK and Switzerland.
• Cotton, cashew, Sheanuts, Cocoa, Rubber, Coffee, Sesame, Maize, Soya, Soya meal , Rape seed meal, Rice, Sugar, Spices, Tea, Wheat, Cassava, Pulses
Strengths & capabilities
• Results oriented
• Strategic Vision and Agility
• Capacity Building
• Leadership and Organization
• Action Oriented
• General Management
• Other traits: Extremely methodical, disciplined, proactive, excellent time management skills, detail oriented ability to multi task and great adaptive capability in multicultural environments.
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