ABOUT

THE COMPANY

SCCF was established in Geneva in 2004 and is now active across 2 platforms; Finance and Services.

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Our finance team funds the production, processing, transportation and distribution of essential commodities throughout the world.

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Our corporate services team provide a full range middle and back office services for the natural resource industries.

OUR VISION

We aim to be a full scale commodity finance and management business; ready to advise and transact across all financial, risk and liquidity products. We will never trade physical commodities for our own gain, and will always align our interests with our client's.

We seek to build longstanding and mutually beneficial relationships with all our stakeholders, making confidentiality, professionalism and ethical conduct central to our organization.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

We follow industry standard compliance practices and have implemented robust Know Your Customer (KYC) and Anti Money Laundering (AMLA) processes. We are regulated by the Swiss AMLA authority O-ARG, in turn regulated by Swiss Financial Market Supervisory Authority (FINMA).

SCCF act as an investment advisor for a family of regulated investment funds, each managed by liscenced asset managers in their respective juridictions.

TEAM

Dimitri Rusca

FOUNDER & CEO

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Dimitri, the CEO and Founder of SCCF, has more than 25 years of experience in Trade Finance, Structured Finance and commodities trading. Before founding SCCF in 2004, Dimitri was Vice President at BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA and Advisor to the Chairman of the Board of BNP Paribas ZAO in Moscow. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, Dimitri worked in other Swiss banks and at Finco division of André & Cie SA (a major Swiss commodities trading company for 125 years).
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Bernard Simonin

SENIOR TRADE FINANCE MANAGER

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Bernard has more than 25 years of experience with international Trade Finance banks and a Swiss surveillance company. He has held senior positions with BNP PARIBAS, ING and COTECNA. Bernard is involved in the origination of new (non-CIS) clients for SCCF and the structuring of credit applications for presentation to internal and external parties.
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Sébastien Max

RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

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Sébastien has more than 15 years of experience in asset management and business development. Before SCCF, Sébastien was in charge of the marketing and business development at Diapason Commodities Management SA, a leading asset management firm in commodity investment solutions, Prior Diapason, he was structured products sales at Société Générale Alternative Investment in Paris.
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Marion Sechi

SENIOR ACCOUNTANT

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Marion is responsible for the Group’s accounting, audit and financial management functions. Before joining SCCF in October 2014, Marion worked in the Accounts department of an independent family-owned company with global market leadership in B-to-B distribution. She holds a BEP (Brevet d’Etudes Professionnelles) and BAC PRO (Baccalauréat Professionnel) in accountancy and a BTS (Brevet de Technicien Supérieur) in Management Assistance.
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Marie-Anne Lorre

CORPORATE & AML COMPLIANCE

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Marie-Anne is in charge of corporate matters, compliance and bank account openings. She received her Compliance Officer diploma, specialized in AML in 2018. Prior to joining SCCF in 2015, she worked as administrative and executive assistant during more than 5 years in an oil & gas trading company. Marie-Anne studied Management and International Business in both France and the United-States before graduating with a Master of Science at SKEMA Business School.
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Patricia Liechti

HEAD OF RISK

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Patricia has over 25 years experience in Commodity Trade Finance and Corporate Banking as a Senior Credit Officer - Risk management – and was previously Head of Credit in leading banks, notably Credit Suisse and BNP Paribas Suisse. All of her extensive previous hands-on experience allows her to fulfil her position at SCCF today as Head of Credit Risk with a strong amount of competence.
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Daria Medvedeva

SENIOR TRADE FINANCE MANAGER

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Daria has been with SCCF since early 2014. She is involved in the origination of new (CIS) clients, structuring of credit applications and monitoring of trade finance credit lines. She holds a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Commodity Trading from the Geneva School of Economics and Management Executive, University of Geneva. Daria has extensive experience in Commodity Trade Finance with specific expertise in oil products and grain exported from CIS countries.
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Dmitri Dogaev

SENIOR TRADE RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

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Dmitri joined SCCF in March 2019 as senior trade relationship manager. He has 15 years of experience with international major Trade Finance banks. He was relationship manager at BNP PARIBAS in Geneva and BCV in Lausanne. For several years he also worked at two Swiss trading companies. Dmitri’s role includes origination and structuring trade finance solutions. Dmitri holds a Master of Science, Finance and Financial Management Services from the University of Lausanne.
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Russ Parry

SENIOR MANAGER

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Russ has been involved in Trade and Structured Finance for 39 years. After starting his banking career in Switzerland at UOB in the eighties, Russ joined ING, also in Geneva where he remained until 2005 when he joined Standard Chartered Bank in London before leaving the UK to set up the bank’s Representative Office in Switzerland in 2006. Russ finally left Stanchart in 2014 to pursue his career at Amsterdam Trade Bank in the Netherlands for the last 4 and a half years before joining SCCF in February 2019.

Anna Aleksandridi

TRADE FINANCE MANAGER

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Anna Aleksandridi has more than 13 years’ experience in oil trade operations and trade finance. Before joining SCCF team in 2017, she worked as in Swiss business development and asset management companies as an executive assistant for corporate matters and operations manager. Anna joined SCCF team in December 2017 as a trade finance manager of petroleum products and grains trader clients coming mostly from CIS countries. She is in charge of structuring, monitoring and management of credit lines as well as following the trade finance requests and holding the positions of the clients.
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Sahil Tejpal

TRADE FINANCE MANAGER

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Sahil started his career in hospitality management and acquired 7 years of experience in direct customer contact working for international brands such as Mandarin Oriental Hotel group and Nestlé. Passionate of international business, Sahil obtained a degree in economics with a specialization in international commodities trading in parallel to his work. At SCCF, Sahil is in charge of new trade finance requests, maintaining client positions for existing credit facilities as well as managing daily Cash flows.
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Albin Cauderlier

IT DIRECTOR

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Albin discovered the crypto-currencies and the blockchain technology in 2014, while he worked in the innovation department of BNP Paribas. After some years of technical consulting in France regarding the blockchain technology, he joined SCCF in May 2018 to create an IT service regarding the data creation, collect and analyse for the commodity trading.
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Quentin Raviel

TRADE FINANCE OFFICER

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Quentin graduated from Geneva School of Business Administration in Commodity Trading. He is in charge of the implementation of new credit facilities and following up on existing trade finance positions.
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Rachel Ahlin

ACCOUNTANT ASSISTANT

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Rachel is working for SCCF since May 2017 as accountant assistant. She obtained her bookkeeping diploma from IFAGE and holds in parallel a degree in Environmental Engineering from HEPIA.
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Valérie Tschiember

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT TO CEO

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Valérie joined SCCF in October 2018 as executive assistant to the CEO. She started her career in hospitality management working for international brands such as La Réserve Genève and Gstaad Palace. She holds a BTS (Brevet de Technicien Supérieur) from the École hôtelière of Strasbourg.
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Selçuk Içinsel

SENIOR RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

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Selçuk has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry in international trade, commodity finance and corporate banking. Prior to joining SCCF, he held senior positions with Swiss and Dutch Banks (Credit Europe Bank Switzerland and Belgium and The Economy Bank NV Netherlands). Selçuk is responsible for origination of new clients, arranging trade and commodity finance solutions and corporate advisory services.
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Mélissa Da Conceicao

SOCIAL MEDIA & AML COMPLIANCE

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Mélissa joined SCCF in January 2019 to assist with Social Media and AML Compliance issues. She holds a Bachelors degree in International Relations with law mention from the University of Geneva and is doing a Masters degree in Digital Marketing and Communication. Before joining SCCF, she worked for Julius Baer & Cie Geneva.
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Irina Caraman

ACCOUNTANT ASSISTANT

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Irina joined SCCF in April 2019 to assist the Accounting department. Originally from Moldavia, she holds a Masters degree in Marketing & Business Communication and a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from the USPEE in Moldavia. Before joining SCCF, she worked as accountant assistant in a fiduciary company in Geneva.
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