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PARIS, Sept 4 (Reuters) - African-based agribusiness firm Export Trading Group (ETG) has hired Stephane Bernhard, previously grain trading chief at France's InVivo, as global head trader for exchange-traded commodities.
Bernhard will take up the position in October and be based in Amsterdam, he said in an update to his LinkedIn page.
His role will cover both derivatives and physical commodities, he added in a message to Reuters.
Confirming Bernhard's appointment, an ETG spokeswoman said he would be based out of a newly established office in Amsterdam and report to Ronald Jetten, CEO of ETG Commodities.
Jetten was formerly a country manager in South Africa for Chinese-owned trading firm COFCO International.
Bernhard left InVivo, one of the largest exporters of French grain, earlier this year after five years as trading chief.
Founded in Kenya in 1967, ETG is a major trader and processor of agricultural goods in Africa and also operates in other parts of the world. (Reporting by Gus Trompiz; Editing by Elaine Hardcastle abd Mark Potter)