PARIS, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Paul Bateson, head of grains at COFCO International since 2018, has left the the Chinese-owned trading firm, market sources said on Thursday.
Bateson worked for Bunge and Nidera, also international grain merchants, before joining COFCO International.
A spokesman for the firm declined to comment, while Bateson did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Bateson’s departure was reported earlier by Bloomberg.
COFCO International, controlled by Chinese state-owned food group COFCO, was established in 2017 following the acquisitions of Nidera and Noble Agri, another agricultural commodity trader.
The Geneva-based trading firm has since overhauled its operations and seen a series of management changes as it seeks to expand its presence in major grain production zones. (Reporting by Gus Trompiz; Editing by Jan Harvey)