A new leadership team has been voted in at the International Cotton Association (ICA) following its annual general meeting, held earlier this month during the association’s Liverpool 2019 trade event. Azeez Abdul Syed, president – Cotton, Olam International Limited is the new ICA president. Syed has been involved with the cotton industry for over 21 years.
Azeez will be supported by Alex Hsu, managing director, Formosa Trading Co Ltd, as first vice president, and Tim North, CEO, ECOM USA Inc, as second vice president.
“Over the years, I have personally benefited from being a part of the ICA community. I have made some wonderful friends and built some privileged relationships. I consider serving the ICA members on the board for the last six years and now as president, a very small way of giving something back to the industry. We do not need to look far beyond other parts of the textile value chain to understand how chaotic our industry could be without the ICA.
Syed began his career with Olam in CIS and was responsible for starting Olam’s operations and establishing a dominant position in the Central Asia and Mediterranean regions. He moved to Singapore in 2007 and has since held various leadership positions which include setting up trading and marketing operations in China and managing Olam’s US, Brazil, and India cotton businesses. He is also a member of Olam International’s Operations Committee.
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