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Push Your Limits - 4 Things We Can Learn From Derek Redmond
By Michaelle CHENNAF, Independant Contributor
Cast your mind back to 3 August 1992. British athlete Derek Redmond was the favourite to win the 400 metres at the Olympic Games. He started the semifinal full of confidence, but was forced to stop halfway through the race after tearing his hamstring. In some ways, his race is like your job search. Did you know that when several hundred candidates with comparable skills apply for a job, most employers will go for applicants who have the right frame of mind over those with slightly more experience but a less positive attitude? We’ve scoured the Internet and come up with a memorable example of DETERMINATION in action: Derek Redmond...
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Jessica Silberman
Human Resources Director EMEA at CHS Soft Trading Company
By Violaine REYNIER, Marketing & Customer Experience at Ampersand World
Jessica was born in the United States but moved to German-speaking Switzerland at the age of 10. After studying economics in Geneva, she developed a passion for human resources, a field in which she has built a career and come into contact with a range of industries, from banking to fragrances and flavors and from commodity trading to the humanitarian sector.

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News in AW’s life

AW attended the Commodities week in Geneva!
Again, a week that shows that Geneva remains a very dynamic hub, and knows how to gather the commodities community from all around the world!
AW at Global Grain conferences
Our team was present at Global Grain conferences and cocktails the 10th, 11th and 12th November. Another great occasion to meet again the experts in soft commodity trading who attended the event, and to have an excellent outlook of the grain markets!

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Everyday leadership
By Drew Dudley
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We organize business events, seminars, AW’s Mornings, Happy Hours
and attend major events on commodity trading around the world.
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CONFERENCE Maritime Standard Ship Finance and Trade
26th November, 2015 I Abu Dhabi

CONFERENCE CIS Downstream Summit
1st - 3rd December 2015 I Baku, Azerbaijan
CONFERENCE Asia International Coffee
2nd - 4th December 2015 I Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
CONFERENCE North Africa Oil & Gas Summit
7th - 9th December, 2015 I Algiers, Algeria
TRADE LAB Shipping module - Welcome to the world of Ocean Freight!
8th, 10th, 15th & 17th December 2015 I Geneva, Switzerland
Daniel Ndiaye
Director of the first African Master's Degree in Oil Trading
Business Development Manager at Philia SA, Oil Trading Company
By Violaine REYNIER, Marketing & Customer Experience at Ampersand World
After spending much of his academic career in Senegal, Daniel Ndiaye went on to continue his studies at the prestigious McGill University in Canada. He began his career at Natixis, before joining Total several years later. He has worked as a Business Development Manager for the trading firm Philia since February 2014; he is also managing the launch of the first Master's Degree in Oil Trading in Africa. Here, he shares with us what he has learned.
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