We believe international trade of commodities and raw materials will evolve towards more efficiency, sustainability and transparency

Our mission

Simplifying, securing and accelerating the execution of your physical transactions

Our team at your service

Ludwig Clément

CEO

As a serial entrepreneur in the CommoTech industry, Ludwig has this natural leadership to bring people on board. He combines experience in physical and derivatives trading, as well as project management on Commodity Trading & Risk Management systems.

Anthony Dupré

Co-Founder - CTO

Anthony combines 15 years of experience in start-ups in the USA. He managed software development teams and enabled successful delivery of incredible products. He is in charge of the architecture and front end applications making our platform a success for our clients!

Erich Schaefer

Developer - Blockchain Expert

Erich holds a PhD in particle physics from CERN and has entrepreneurial experience. He is comfortable in IoT, neural networks and blockchain. He leads the development of back-end modules, including DApp, smart contracts, OCR and more!

Thomas Esdaile-Bouquet

Investor Relationship Manager

Thomas has 14 years of international experience, working mainly with energy-sector interests. Before joining CommoChain, he was Chief Operating Coordinator at STSA – the Swiss Trading & Shipping Association. He brings his extensive industry knowledge and network.

Jean-Baptiste Pichon

Operating Partner - Business Development

Jean-Baptiste combines experience as Commodity Trading Manager and entrepreneurial experience. He successfully advised one of the biggest agricultural cooperative in France with projects in Brazil. He is in charge of business development and the customer adoption strategy.

Our Senior Advisors

Patrice Bougault

Trader

Patrice has more than 15 years of experience as Trading Manager at major trading houses (Cargill, Alvean, Wilmar). He traded physical commodities like sugar (white & raw) and ethanol.

Nigel Mamalis

Commodity Trading Expert

Nigel combines more than 30 years of experience in Commodity Trading. After several roles in trading, risk and compliance at executive level in a Tier 1 commodity trading group, he served as Advisor to the CEO.

Jules Drye

Lawyer - Arbitration expert

Jules is a lawyer with extensive experience in physical commodity trading and arbitration. He brings his extensive knowledge about physical operations and legal aspect of new technologies.

Jean de Wolff

Corporate Governance

Jean is a serial entrepreneur and InnoSuisse coach. He is board member and advisor in various high tech companies. He brings the best tools and entrepreneurial experience to manage efficiently the corporate governance.

Richard Watts

Maritime Trade Expert

Richard has extensive experience in all areas of shipping, trading, insurance, finance and legal matters. A former trader, Richard is member of ICS (The Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers) and is the Geneva Propeller Club President.

Based in Geneva – a major commodity trading hub

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of Swiss GDP is generated by the Commodity Trading sector

%

of global Trade Finance transactions is done in Switzerland

%

of coffee and sugar world volumes are traded in Switzerland

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Our history rooted in the physical commodity trading industry

2014

Launch of CTRM Force – a Geneva-based consulting firm accelerating digital transformation for commodity trading houses  

2015-2017

Major projects and implementations of Commodity Trading & Risk Management systems for Tier 1 companies.  

Q4 2017

Launch of CommoChain to streamline trade execution processes

Q1-Q2 2018

Team Building / Advisory board / Seed investor. Development of an MVP with smart contracts  

Q3-Q4 2018

Investor Road Show / Demo of MVP CommoChain. Development of Proof Of Concept with first pilot client

Q1-Q2 2019

Acquisition of clients with Version 1.0  

Q3-Q4 2019

First clients in production / Live transactions  

2020

Extension to other regions and commodities  

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