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Louis Dreyfus Company Appoints New CFO


Louis Dreyfus Company B.V. (LDC) announced today the appointment of Patrick Treuer as Chief Financial Officer (CFO), with immediate effect, reporting to Chief Operating Officer, Michael Gelchie. Patrick remains a member of LDC’s Senior Leadership Team and also retains his position as the company’s Chief Strategy Officer.

A Swiss national, Patrick Treuer joined LDC’s sister company Biosev in 2014 as Head of Strategy, a role he held until his appointment as Head of Strategy for LDC in 2015. Prior to joining the Group, he worked for 15 years in investment banking, based in Switzerland and the UK. Patrick holds a Business degree from the University of St. Gallen.

Former CFO, Federico Cerisoli, remains with the company and will focus on coordinating LDC’s cost efficiency program, launched in November, reporting to Michael Gelchie.

“I would like to thank Federico for his contribution to the company as CFO since September 2018,” said Michael Gelchie. “He will continue to provide valuable support as we adapt to challenging market conditions, while we continue to implement our ambitious business strategy. I also take this opportunity to congratulate Patrick, who brings in-depth knowledge of the Group and financial expertise that will serve him well in his new role.”

About Louis Dreyfus Company

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. We leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world, delivering the right products to the right location, at the right time – safely, responsibly and reliably. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines (platforms). Since 1851 our portfolio has grown to include Grains & Oilseeds, Coffee, Cotton, Juice, Rice, Sugar, Freight and Global Markets. We help feed and clothe some 500 million people every year by originating, processing and transporting approximately 80 million tons of products. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and eight platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 18 000 people globally. For more information, visit 

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