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Speakers

George Wells
Global Head of Assets & Structuring, Cargill Ocean Transportation
Cargill


Over the past 20 years, George has accumulated extensive experience in risk management and trading from across Cargill's businesses. A qualified chartered accountant, George is a specialist in freight derivatives and structured finance.

After he graduated from St. Catherine's College, Oxford, George started his career with Ernst & Young. In 1997, he joined Cargill to work with the company's structured finance group and later as a risk manager within Cargill's ocean transportation business.

Between 2012 and 2017, George managed the dry freight derivatives desk. During this time, Cargill became one of the largest users of the freight derivatives market which provides an invaluable risk management tool to the business and its customers.

George was appointed to the role of global head of assets and structuring in June 2017. He is responsible for vessel-owning joint ventures, multiple bareboat financing structures, and Cargill's 'green ship of the future' project.

He was a member of the Drafting Committee for the Poseidon Principles - a global framework for assessing and disclosing the climate alignment of financial institutions' shipping portfolios - that were launched in June 2019 in conjunction with the Global Maritime Forum.