Global Head of Freight, Eurochem Trading Middle East

Alessio La Rosa

Mr. Alessio La Rosa is one of the most influential people within shipping featuring in Lloyd’s List One Hundred People. He is the Global Head of Freight of Eurochem, one of the world’s leading mineral fertilizer producers. He has during his career held several senior level freight roles in the global Agri freight business. He is formerly the Global Head of Freight of COFCO International Freight SA, Geneva, where he worked for 7 years making a major impact to the success of the company. In 2015, COFCO bought the Agri business from the Noble Group and Mr. La Rosa was tasked to set up the COFCO International SA’s freight department where he demonstrated his strategic, organisational and leadership skills. In this period, he built a trade book of more than 60 million tons and contributed substantially to the Freight’s bottom line. Prior this, Mr. La Rosa made his mark in the Noble Group, a Fortune 500 Group, starting as a Chartering Manager in Noble Grains where he less than 4 years became the Director of Noble Chartering SA. He was awarded the “best performer on the Freight desk” for not only his own performance but also developing his team with almost no staff turnover in a competitive business. He has also worked with Louise Dreyfus Commodities SA for more than 10 years holding different positions, where his final role was as a Freight Trader. Mr. La Rosa is a regular keynote speaker and panelist in various shipping, freight and commodities conferences including Global Grain and the Commodities Global Summit arranged by Financial Times.