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PEOPLE MOVES: Gerald's Bob Flynn to retire from Jan 1 

London, 8 October 2018: Bob Flynn, global head of refined copper at physical metals merchant Gerald, is to retire from January 1, 2019.


He will be replaced by Brian Ahern, who will assume Flynn's role and responsibilities and is, effective immediately, promoted to group senior vice president. 

Stamford, Connecticut-based Flynn, who has been with Gerald since 1991, will stay with the group in an advisory capacity to ensure a smooth transition and continue to support the group and Ahern.

"I would like to thank Bob for his tremendous achievements and leadership over the years and his willingness to continue to support the group going forward," Gerald chairman Craig Dean said in an internal email to staff. 

Prior to Gerald, Flynn worked at Prudential Bache for eight years and at US copper producer Phelps Dodge for almost ten years. 

Ahern has been with Gerald since June 2016. Before that, he worked at Freepoint Commodities, having started his career at MG Metals and its various incarnations through Enron, Sempra, RBS Sempra and JP Morgan. 


About Gerald Group 

Gerald Group is one of the world’s leading global commodity trading companies offering services as a reliable partner in trade, finance and investment across the global supply chain. Founded in 1962, the Group has helped shape the dynamic of the global non-ferrous and metals trade and has grown to establish trading and representative offices in 18 cities and a presence in forty countries in all regions of the world.

Gerald focuses primarily on the commerce of commodities. Our customers and partners and span the supply chain from mines and producers to distributors and industrial end-users. As a merchant, we add value sourcing and marketing physical commodities across a global network. As a trader, we centralise and opportunistically manage the associated financial and logistical risks. Our core merchant and trading functions are supplemented by strategic investments, joint ventures and structured financing solutions which offer access and opportunity to a diverse portfolio of industrial assets. Gerald Group is privately owned by its employees, led by Craig Dean, Executive Chairman and CEO of the Group and has approximately US$ 3 billion in assets and US$ 10 billion in turnover.

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