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PRESS RELEASE | COCERAL elects new President and vice-Presidents

Brussels, June 12, 2023 – COCERAL, the European association representing the collectors, distributors, exporters, importers and agribulk storers of agricultural commodities as well as agrosupply, elected during its General Assembly its President, two Vice-Presidents and Treasurer. 

The new President, Ted Swinkels, has been working for Cefetra for over 20 years and has been fulfilling the role of Managing Director for the last 7 years. Cefetra supply agricultural raw materials to the animal nutrition, food ingredients and energy industries. It is part of the German Baywa Group. Giorgio Dalla Bona, CEO at Cereal Docks International, was re-elected Vice-President after completing a four-year term. Cereal Docks is in grain & oilseeds trading and has a crushing facility in Italy. COCERAL’s new Vice-President Oriol Serrahima is Cargill's Managing Director for grains in EMEA. Cargill works closely with farmers, customers, governments and communities to provide food, agriculture, financial and industrial products to the world.

Jean-Paul Schepens, the Treasurer, is the owner and CEO of Schepens & co, a trading house based in Antwerp specialised in rice, coffee, and other commodities. 

The newly elected Officers expressed their commitment in supporting COCERAL’s activities and represent the interests of all its members with policy makers.