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Commodities 2008 Dataroom
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Speaker Profile
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Sonal Shah
Senior Vice President
Macquarie Capital Advisers (India)
Sonal Shah is CEO, YES Food & Agribusiness India Fund at YES BANK. Sonal is involved in setting up and managing the Food & Agribusiness (Private Equity) Fund. The fund will invest in companies operating in the Food/ Agri related sectors with an aim to capitalize on their strong growth potential. Sonal is involved in all activities of the Fund, including raising funds, identifying and investing in suitable companies amongst others.
Prior to joining YES BANK, Sonal was with DSP Merrill Lynch as Senior Vice President and Head of Equities Research - Mid Caps. At DSP Merrill Lynch, Sonal was leading a 5 member team for undertaking research of mid caps and emerging corporates for secondary markets, new listings, private equity, etc.
Prior to joining DSP Merrill Lynch, Sonal worked with Rabo India Finance as Director and Head – Strategic Advisory, where she initiated and built the highly successful Food & Agribusiness function.
In a career spanning 12 years, Sonal has worked in Strategic and Advisory positions of increasing responsibility in organizations such as A.F. Ferguson, Swiss Bank Corporation and Union Bank of Switzerland.
Sonal has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and a Bachelors degree in Economics from Hindu College, Delhi.
Jonathan Kornafel
Director, Asia
Hudson Capital Energy LLC
Jonathan is the Director of Asian Operations for Hudson Capital Energy which serves as a market-maker and strategic hedge provider in NYMEX, ICE and DME listed futures, swaps and options.? Jonathan was previously a Senior Energy Derivatives trader at SMW Trading Company where he spent eight years structuring and managing multiple derivatives positions in the option pits of the New York Mercantile Exchange.
Jonathan holds an MBA in International Finance from Fordham University in New York City and is also a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, the International Honour Society in Economics.
Jonathan appears weekly on CNBC TV, Bloomberg TV and BBC World News as an oil expert. He appeared as a guest in a Boardroomradio.com feature, “The U.S. Economy and Energy Markets”. Jonathan is quoted weekly in Bloomberg and Reuters news articles referencing the oil market and hedging activities.
Sudhakar Tomar
Managing Director
Hakan Agro DMCC , Dubai
Sudhaka TOMAR is the managing director of Hakan Agro DMCC an agri-soft commodities supply chain major head quartered in Dubai (UAE) with facilities in 25 countries .He holds a Bachelor degree in plant sciences and MBA in marketing. In addition to his corporate responsibilities Sudhakar serves as Chairperson of communications & sponsorships for World Pulses Organization an observer body of United Nations. Sudhakar has over 15 years holistic experience in agri-softs commodities supply chain management. He has made over 50 speeches and key note addresses on agri commodities , global pulses trade, trade barriers and trade in the Middle East in various conventions all over the world. In 2006 he was awarded with "Grain Asia 2006 " award for outstanding contribution for agri-commodities trade. As an agri-commodities subject matter expert he has advised various governments , trade bodies and commodities exchanges in India and UAE. A widely traveled , quoted , referred , interviewed industry expert his mission is to promote trade barriers free grass root level global agri-business and to provide an ethical and equitable dimension to the agri-commodities trade.
Kushal Thaker
Commodity Trader and Consultant, India
Over the years, I have accrued experience as a Commodity Trading Consultant, and my practice has been concentrated in the areas of Commodity Trading, Commodity Research, and Hedging strategies, for clients from modest margins to very large margins. As a seasoned presenter, who has made numerous presentations to commodity exchanges, international commodity associations, corporates and management institutions during my professional career, I am well qualified to educate workshop participants on topics related to Commodity Trading and Research. Over the years, my articles on Commodity Trading scenario and trading related articles have appeared in several national publications.

Song Yuqin
Deputy General Manager
Shanghai Gold Exchange

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