Louis Dreyfus Company (LDC) has announced the appointment of Michael Gelchie as chief operating officer (COO) of the group, with immediate effect, reporting to chief executive officer, Ian McIntosh.
Gelchie will join LDC’s senior leadership team.
A US national, he began his career at LDC in 1990 and worked for the group in different senior trading and management positions in LDC’s sugar, rice and cocoa businesses. He subsequently assisted in the startup of Louis Dreyfus Investment Group in 2008, where he was a senior portfolio manager. He left the group in 2010 to work as head of agricultural trading at Sierentz, and then head of systematic trading at Sucden Americas Corporation. He returned to LDC in July 2019 as head of the coffee platform.
LDC has also appointed Nigel Mamalis as global head of risk and compliance. He has held various senior executive roles since joining the group in 1988.