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 Expert  727552

Expert in Agra-Supply Chain Management, Cotton Trading, Sesame in Africa

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Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has applied his supply chain management with special emphasis to cotton and sesame crops growing, buying in Uganda with two major international companies Olam Uganda and The Defunct Copcot East Africa Cotton Trading Company which operated under Expert Reinhart International a cotton merchant since 1788.

agricultural crop


supply chain


supply chain management

Show Secondary and Basic Areas of Expertise

Year   Degree   Subject   Institution   Honors
2003   Bachelor of Commerce   Finance   Makerere University Kampala   Hons

Work History:
Years   Employer   Department   Title   Responsibilities

2008 to




Consultancy Works




He is the founder and he is Managing the firm operations. His major service is providing agri-commodity consultancy services for cotton, coffee, sesame, cocoa and related products.

2006 to 2008


Olam Uganda


Cotton and Sesame


Business Unit Head


Responsible for cotton and sesame/Simsim farmers mobilization and training using agronomical approaches to improve crop productivity and improve their income in Nebbi District, parts of Arua District and Congo. In charge of seed cotton procurement during the marketing season. Leadership role with issues relating to Unit staff being accountable for Smooth running of the Unit. Establishment and engagement of relationships with the farmers/suppliers and related stakeholders in line with the company interests and objectives. Monitoring the key competitors in the Region and undertaking preemptive Strategies and plans to achieve the seed cotton volumes targets. Liaising with the Region Audit Control and Expertise staff on matters of quality and procedure. Supervising the Unit staff including Training, coaching, mentoring and primary input to their performances. Overseeing finance and accounting functions of the Unit. He was responsible for maintaining Finance controls and accountability for all the funds. Coordinating and monitoring multiple and diverse work processes and activities ensuring that overall management decisions are properly implemented. Supervising Local Buying Agents in Nebbi, Arua and Congo.

2004 to 2006


Copcot East Africa Cotton Company


Crop Buying


Cotton Buying Manager


He was Monitoring the company daily cotton procurement/Marketing in Northern Western Uganda and midwestern Areas of Masindi and Hoima districts.-Coordinating Seed cotton Procurement in Geita, Mwanza, and parts of southern Kagera regions in Tanzania Branch. Stock Position reporting to Switzerland.

Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • A client, an analyst at an investment management firmdiscussed with Expert about issues regarding agricultural commodities supply chain management, in particular to understand the business model of Olam International, the market and the future dynamics that is going to affect this business. Specific topics for conversation will include: a)Competitive landscape in different segments (edible nuts, pulses, confectionary beverage ingredients, food staples and packaged foods) b)Price trends in agricultural commodities and effects on gross contribution margins ( ross profit adjusted for transportation/ volume of agricultural commodities handled) c)Future profitability and growth trends (fluctuations in profit margins and volume growth) d)Evolution of working capital and its financing given the current situation in credit marketse)Value added activities and their effect on gross contribution margins (vendor inventory management, risk management solutions, organic certificates etc.)
  • One of our clients, an analyst at an investment management firm spoke with Expert who is familiar with Supply Chain Management Services Companies. She wanted to better understand the industry dynamics, competitive landscape and key players. In addition, she wanted to have more detail on the following:1. How does the business flow from suppliers to customers (buyers)? 2. How do they charge the customers exactly? Commission base?3. How do they fit in the commodities trading industry? What's special?4. What are the value added services they provide?5. How do they manage the risk? To what extent do they take proprietary positions?
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
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International Experience:
Years   Country / Region   Summary
2005 to 2005   Tanzania   He was incharge cotton season monitoring and coordinations in Tanzania.for copcot east african cotton company under Expert Reinhart international

Language Skills:
Foreign Language   Description
ENGLISH   He is Fluent, execellent in speaking, reading and writing English
KISWAHILI   He can speak, read and write Kiswahili

Market Research:
He has been in the cotton industry and agri-commodity trading for 5 years monitoring key international players in the agri-commodity business, the volatility in the market and the entire supply chain for agro-commodities like cotton, coffee, sesame and cocoa. He understands how these players break the barriers to entry and their ability to continously supply the right volumes to the customers worldwide.

Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your marketing research, industry research, and company research needs.  For research needs involving multiple experts or secondary research, a Research Director can be assigned to coordinate the work into a custom report for you as a potentially quicker and more cost effective alternative to doing this work yourself or hiring a boutique consultancy.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.


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