Gerald Group Appoints Conti from Vanomet as CFO


London, June 14, 2018:Gerald Group, (“Gerald”) is pleased to announce that Vittorio Conti will officially join the Group in July 2018 as Chief Financial Officer, taking over the role from Brendan Lynch who previously headed up the role and who remains on the Board as Independent Director. 


A great addition to Gerald’s global platform, Mr. Conti joins from Vanomet AG (1996-2018), Gerald’s JV partner based in Zug, Switzerland, where he was CFO. While at Vanomet, he was also Interim CFO (2012) and Director (2013-2015) at Teesside steel plant in the UK/SSI UK (Sahaviriya Steel Industries) following divestment by Tata Steel Europe and was Chairman of the Audit and Control Committee and Risk Committee. He brings over thirty years of experience in both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, having also worked for Trafigura Group (1994-1996), Sytco (1990-1994) and Groupe Bruxelles Lambert (1985-1990).


Craig Dean, CEO of Gerald Group said, “Vittorio is a familiar face to many of us at Gerald, as he has been the CFO of Vanomet for more than 20 years and our paths have often crossed. He brings valuable and extensive experience in all areas of finance, management, accounting and more, at a time when we are focusing on more growth in our businesses. I am very pleased that Vittorio has made the decision to join our Group.”   


Mr. Conti holds multiple nationalities. Born in Italy, he speaks four languages (French, Italian, German, and English).  He holds a Bachelor’s in Accounting and Finance from Haute Ecole de la Province de Liege in Belgium and a Masters in Commercial and Financial Science from University St-Louis in Brussels.


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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