Desmond Leong

Angestellt, Director Raw Mat Procurement & Sales Animal Nutrition, Archer Daniels Midland Company

Hamburg, Germany

About me

A result-oriented executive with a proven track record who has international experience in the Food & FMCG industry and agri commodity trade within Fortune 50 and FTSE 100 companies. An exceptional commercial, supply chain and risk management background which underlines the versatility. Strong leadership with focus on developing teams. Practical experience in moderating between different stakeholders within the value chain.

Skills

Knowledge about commodity trading
futures and options
Contract Negotiation
M&A
Team Leading
Supply Chain
Handel
Beschaffung
Trading
Risikomanagement
Strategischer Einkauf
Risk Management
Purchasing
Food industry
Verhandlungsgeschick
Verhandlungsführung
internationale Verhandlungen
Unternehmensstrategie
Feedstuff
Futtermittel
Leadership
People Management
Sales
Logistics
Food
International trade
Export
Forecasting
Commodity Trading
Commodities
Negotiation
Shipping
Procurement
International Business
agri business
Management

Timeline

Professional experience for Desmond Leong

  • Current 8 years and 7 months, since Nov 2015

    Director Raw Mat Procurement & Sales Animal Nutrition

    Archer Daniels Midland Company

    (team of 20 people)  Responsible for Raw Mat purchasing in BG, TR, Morocco (corn based) and France (wheat based); report to ADM Global President Risk Management  Advisory Board of Hungrana (JV of ADM & Agrana) for Raw Mat purchasing + Member of Hungrana Board Meetings  Coordination of trading activities between CarbSol and ADM Global Trade.  Development of risk management tools.  Strategy development for sales to the EU aqua feed, pet food & veg oil industry.  M&A of T&L Morocco / Chamtor Bazancourt

  • 3 years and 1 month, Oct 2012 - Oct 2015

    Raw Material Purchasing Director

    Tate & Lyle / ADM

     Responsible for purchasing activities within SK, BG, TR, NL and Morocco.  Strategy development for Hungrana Raw Mat activities (JV of ADM/ T&L and Agrana)  SteerCo Member of Tate & Lyle Food Systems  Coordination of trading activities between EastStarch and ADM.  Integration a newly acquired Oat Division into Tate & Lyle Speciality Food Ingredients (SFI).  Sourcing of US Non GMO Waxy Maize  Support of SFI sales Europe (eg. PepsiCo, Unilever, Storck/ Condetta)

  • 1 year and 9 months, Feb 2011 - Oct 2012

    Senior Trader

    Viterra Germany GmbH

     Accountable for the World Corn P/L center  Responsible for Viterra's (Worldwide) corn trade activities.  Development of Global corn trade strategy.  Development of strategical alliances with partners in Central-/ East Europe.  Accountable for execution/ logistics of all corn shipments.  Analytical work, such as S/D etc.  Responsible for marketing of corn to Europe/ Northern Africa/ Asia

  • 1 year and 11 months, Mar 2009 - Jan 2011

    Raw Material Purchasing Director

    Tate & Lyle / ADM

     Responsible for all purchasing activities within Tate & Lyle Europe/ East Starch, i.e. Slovakia, Bulgaria, Turkey, Netherlands and Morocco.  Strategy Development for Hungrana (JV of ADM/ T&L and Agrana)  Transition from Tate & Lyle, Europe/ USA to Bulk Ingredients (BI) and Speciality Food Ingredients (SFI )  Development of new forecasting systems at Tate & Lyle.  Head of the Global Best Practice Team (Raw Mat Europe / USA)  Support to the European co-products team.

  • 1 year and 7 months, Sep 2007 - Mar 2009

    Raw Material Purchasing Manager

    Tate & Lyle / ADM

    Coordination of the Raw Mat purchasing activity of Tate & Lyle Europe. Purchase of physical commodities, trading of futures (CME), negotiation with (new) suppliers, coordination of the engagment and position, risk management, S&D statistics. Budget planning and forecasts. Team leading/ building.

  • 1 year and 6 months, Apr 2006 - Sep 2007

    Assistant Manager EU Corn Trade Department

    Alfred C. Toepfer International GmbH, Hamburg

    Purchase and sales of physical commodities, trading of futures and options (CME, MATIF), negotiation with suppliers and customers, coordination of the engagment and position (including the affiliates), risk management, FX trading, S&D statistics, coordination of quarterly and annual closings with the controlling. Coordination of the logistics (incl freight). Support to the International Corn Desk.

  • 1 year and 4 months, Jan 2005 - Apr 2006

    Assistant Manager International Corn Trade Department

    Alfred C. Toepfer International GmbH, Hamburg

    Purchase and sales of physical commodities, trading of futures and options (CME), negotiation with suppliers and customers, coordination of the engagment and position (including the affiliates), risk management, FX trading, S&D statistics, coordination of quarterly and annual closings with the controlling.

  • 1 year and 9 months, Apr 2003 - Dec 2004

    Futures Trader

    Alfred C. Toepfer Minneapolis

    Purchase and sales of futures/ options. Tender business to Asia and North Africa.

  • 1 year, May 2002 - Apr 2003

    Oilseed Trader

    Alfred C. Toepfer International GmbH, Hamburg

    Purchase and sales of physical commodities, trading of futures and options (CME, MATIF), negotiation with suppliers and customers, coordination of the engagment and position, risk management, FX trading, S&D statistics, coordination of quarterly and annual closings with the controlling.

  • 11 months, Jul 2001 - May 2002

    Employee Operations and Logistics

    Alfred C. Toepfer International GmbH, Hamburg

    Execution of purchase and sales contracts, coordination of logistics (domestic and overseas), handling of import and export letters of credit, laytime calculation.

  • 2 years, Aug 1999 - Jul 2001

    Apprentice for Commerce in Warehousing and Foreign Trade

    Alfred C. Toepfer International GmbH, Hamburg

    Operations and logistics, shipping, trading, finance.

Educational background for Desmond Leong

  • 2017 - 2017

    Executive Education

    Rotterdam School of Management

Languages

  • German

    First language

  • English

    Fluent

  • Spanish

    Basic

  • Chinese

    Intermediate

  • French

    Basic

Interests

Sports
Traveling
Commodity Trading

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