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Four finish University programme

Four students from around the globe successfully gained their Professional Certificate in Commodity Management (PCCM) from the University of Liverpool last month.

Jointly delivered by the International Cotton Association and the University of Liverpool, the bespoke online programme was developed for those working or aspiring to work in the commodity industry. It provided easy access through a flexible study approach, leading to a professional certificate for the commodity world.

One of the successful students, Cindy Deza Nana (Cargill Inc) explained: “This online course has been a lifetime learning experience which has allowed me to not only refresh my knowledge on topics like finance, sustainability supply chain, strategy, marketing but also to gain some interpersonal skills which allow me to have a better impact in my job. After completing this course, I have realised the reasons why after 16 years, I am still enjoying working in this industry and that the best is yet to come.”

Also successful in their completion of the programme last month are Pau Artigas (Artigas do Brasil), Paul-henri Ahoussou (ECOM Trading) and Gustavo Bortoletto (Louis Dreyfus Company).

Dr David Cockayne, Director of Studies for PCCM said; “On behalf of the University of Liverpool Management School, I would like to congratulate all those students who recently graduated with a Professional Certificate in Commodity Management. Studying part-time while working full-time is far from easy – even more during this past year, and you should be very proud of your achievements. Our school’s vision is to enable students to “make a difference”, that is to develop the intellectual curiosity, ingenuity, resilience and character to contribute positively to business and society.
“We sincerely hope that you have enjoyed and benefitted from your studies with us, and that we have supported you in working toward the ICA’s own mission to create a sustainable, safe, equitable, and diverse commodity trading environment today, and for future generations.”

Bill Kingdon, ICA Managing Director added: “I warmly congratulate the professionals from around the world of cotton who have completed this demanding online programme. It required great commitment, dedication and organisational skills from each one to achieve balance with their demanding careers. Their hard work has been recognised with a professional qualification from a leading university. We hope that the experiences and skills that have been developed during the programme will serve all of you well throughout your careers.

This is the last time the programme will be delivered.