Gonzalo Ramírez Martiarena is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC). An Argentine national, he joined the Group in Buenos Aires in 2005, initially working for the Oilseeds platform and later for the Freight platform in Paris, France. In 2007 he moved to Madrid to develop the distribution market for LDC Spain. The following year he returned to Buenos Aires to lead the Group’s grains and oilseeds origination activities in South Latin America, and in parallel started the fertilizers and seeds division in Argentina. He subsequently served as Chief Operating Officer for South & West Latin America, and in 2012 was appointed head of that Region, acting in parallel as interim Senior Head of Regions for the Group between 2013 and 2014. He moved to Singapore in 2015 as Head of the Asia Region, before his appointment as CEO. Prior to joining the Group, Gonzalo worked for 15 years at Nidera in Argentina.
Senior Head, Juice and Merchandizing Platforms,
Head, North America Region,
and Chairman of the Board, Calyx Agro Ltd.
Adrian Isman is Senior Head of the Juice and Merchandizing Platforms, and Head of the North America Region for Louis Dreyfus Company. He also serves as Chairman of the Board for Calyx Agro Ltd. An Argentine national, Adrian joined the Group in 1985 as a Trader in Argentina, where he worked for the Grains, Oilseeds and Finance platforms until 1997. After three years as President of Marc Rich Investments, he re-joined the Group in 2001 in Brazil, where he held several roles managing energy, coffee, grains, oilseeds and cotton activities. Adrian later moved to Singapore as Region COO for Asia, before returning to Brazil in 2010 to manage the integration phase related to the acquisition of Santa Elisa Vale. He subsequently served as Region COO and Head of the North Latin America Region, before assuming his current roles leading the Juice Platform, the Merchandizing Platforms segment, and the North America Region. Adrian holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Universidad de Buenos Aires, and an Advanced Management Program degree from INSEAD and Fundação Dom Cabral.
Armand Lumens is Chief Financial Officer for Louis Dreyfus Company. A Dutch national, he joined the Group in 2017 in his current role. Prior to this, he worked at Royal Dutch Shell plc., where he built his career over more than 20 years, holding numerous and increasingly senior roles, mainly in Finance, across the Americas and Europe. He most recently served as CFO for Shell International Trading & Shipping, between 2014 and 2017. Armand holds an undergraduate degree and MBA from Maastricht University (the Netherlands) and a Master’s degree from London Business School (UK), and is a Certified Internal Auditor.
Andrea Maserati is Senior Head of Functions and Regions, and Global HR Director for Louis Dreyfus Company. An Italian national, he joined the business in April 2011 from the Fiat Group, a global industrial group with a clear focus on the car, truck and agricultural equipment businesses, where he was HR Vice President Corporate Organizational Development Director. Between 1993 and 2003 he worked at Accenture, a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company. Andrea holds an engineering degree from Politecnico di Milano.
Joe Nicosia is Senior Head of the Cotton and Merchandizing Platforms for Louis Dreyfus Company, and Executive Vice President of Louis Dreyfus Company LLC. A US national, he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1981 with a bachelor of arts in economics, and joined the Group that same year as a grain trader in Minneapolis. In 1982 he transferred to Allenberg Cotton Co. in Memphis, and in 1985 assumed responsibility for cotton trading worldwide. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of Allenberg Cotton Co. from 1991 to 2012, and from 1989 to 2000 he also served as President of Allenberg Cotton Co. He was Director of Louis Dreyfus Corporation from 1995 to 2010. Since 2010, Joe has been Director and Vice President of LDC Holding Inc., and the coordinator of the trading and merchandizing activities of the cotton business. He is also a member of the board of directors of American Cotton Shippers, where he serves as Chairman of the Futures Committee.
Senior Head, Grains and Value Chain Platforms
and Head, Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Region
David Ohayon is Senior Head of the Grains and Value Chain Platforms, and Head of the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) Region, for Louis Dreyfus Company. A French national, David joined the business directly after graduating from the University Pantheon – Sorbonne in 1990, where he earned a master’s degree in business and marketing. He first worked in Paris and then in Madrid from 1991 to 1994, leading the grains business for Iberia. David returned to Paris in 1994, still within grains, and later moved to Geneva in 2006, taking over the regional platform responsibilities in both Europe & Black Sea and Middle East & Africa. In 2013 he was appointed global Senior Head of Grains, and took on additional responsibilities as part of his current role in 2014.
André Roth is Senior Head of the Oilseeds and Value Chain Platforms, and Chairman of the North Latin America Region, for Louis Dreyfus Company. A Brazilian national, he joined our business in 1993 as a trainee and worked as a trader and commercial director for the Grains and Oilseeds platforms. André graduated in business administration from Getúlio Vargas Foundation. He also served on the Board of Directors of ABIOVE (Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries) and ANEC (National Association of Grain Exporters).
Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods, leveraging its global reach and extensive asset network to deliver for its customers around the world - safely, responsibly and reliably. Today we help to feed and clothe some 500 million people, originating, processing and transporting approximately 81 million tons of commodities annually.