Our management team brings a diverse skill set, years of experience, and expertise in related fields to their work at BroadGrain.
Chairman of the Board<p>Ghazi has over 35 years of experience in agricultural commodities trade, agribusiness, and entrepreneurship. He also has a master of Science, University of Missouri at Columbia and a Bachelor of Science - Animal Nutrition, University of Missouri at Columbia.</p>
President and CEO<p>Zaid has over 15 years of experience in agricultural commodities trade, and has been the driving force behind BroadGrain's rapid expansion. He has a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University, and has extensive experience in all aspects of trading, including sales, procurement, marine freight, risk management, finance and international trade regulation.</p>
Executive Vice President and CFO<p>David has extensive experience in financial management, having previously served as Vice-President, Corporate Finance at Kruger Inc., a large diversified industrial, consumer, and natural resources company, and as Vice-President, Investment Banking at National Bank Financial before joining the BroadGrain team as CFO in 2008. David is a CFA charterholder and has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce from McGill University.</p>
Senior Vice President, Domestic Operations<p>Brian has over 30 years of experience in the domestic Canadian grain market. Before joining BroadGrain, Brian was President of Land O'Lakes Canada, a major agricultural cooperative active in the Ontario grain, feed and fertilizer business, and General Manager of Hutton Farm Supply, an innovator in the feed, seed and farm-supply business in Ontario.</p>
Vice President, Food Division<p>Jaime has over 25 years of experience in sales and trading in the international agri-commodity business. Prior to joining BroadGrain, Jaime was CEO and principal founder of Escala, Inc., an entity focused on purchasing feed ingredients for its shareholders in Colombia and Latin America, and Latin America Marketing Manager at CHS Inc. He has a Doctorate Degree in Veterinary Medicine, Universidad De La Salle (Bogota, Colombia). </p>
Vice President, Strategic Business Development<p>Jason has extensive experience in risk management and operations in the commodities trading business. Prior to joining BroadGrain, Jason was Chief Operating Officer at Retail Ready Foods, a meat wholesaler and provider of commodity risk management services. Jason has an MBA from Richard Ivey School of Business and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) – International Relations from Simon Fraser University. </p>