Jan Kees was appointed managing director of commodities in 2014, with responsibility for commodities research and the sugar, coffee, liquid products and shipping businesses. He is also a member of the group’s strategy and executive committees.
Jan Kees joined ED&F Man in 2009 as managing director of the coffee division, since then he has gained additional responsibility for the sugar, liquid products and Westway Feed businesses.
Jan Kees was previously vice president of Bunge's Brazilian agribusiness, having held several senior positions in the ADM Group in the US and Europe, including group vice president of global oilseeds processing, and president of European crushing and refining. He divides his time between Winterthur, Switzerland and London.