GENEVA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Noble Agri, a global agri-business company with integrated operations in 29 countries, announced today the appointment of Kevin Brassington as Global Head of Grains & Oilseeds. Mr. Brassington will be based at NAL’s Geneva headquarters, and will assume his responsibilities immediately.
“I am pleased to welcome Kevin Brassington to our team,” said NAL CEO Matthew Jansen. “Our Grains & Oilseeds division is core to our global network, and Kevin is recognized as an industry leader in G&O.”
Mr. Brassington brings to his new post two decades of experience in all aspects of the G&O sector, rising through the ranks in North America and Europe, to positions of increasing global responsibility. He comes to NAL from ADM, where he served as President, Oilseeds Europe.
With operations on six continents, NAL’s Grains & Oilseeds Group is one of the leading oilseed processors, with oilseed crushing and refining operations in China, Brazil, Argentina, South Africa, Ukraine and India, complemented by logistics assets and facilities such as ports, elevators and warehouses. NAL originates, stores and exports wheat, barley, corn, oilseeds, vegetable oil and related products.
Noble Agri engages in agricultural trading and processing businesses, which it originates from low-cost producing regions such as South America, South Africa, East Europe, India, and Australia, to supply regions with high demand, such as China, Asia and the Middle East. We own and operate logistics and processing assets in strategic locations within key global trade flows. Noble Agri had sales last year of $14.9 billion, and delivered 46 million tonnes of products globally, with 45 asset locations and 11,500 employees in 29 countries.
Noble Agri’s continued growth is enhanced by the fact that it is the principal international origination platform for COFCO, with its upstream origination and trading operations linked to the downstream processing and distribution capabilities of COFCO and its affiliates in China to create a fully integrated value chain, consistent with COFCO’s strategy.