Successful entrepreneur and founder of Commodity Services and Solutions, with in-depth knowledge of the physical and financial commodity and trading industry, experienced in business development, business building, risk management, trade-finance and private equity.
From 1992 to 2010 he held various senior positions, including CEO and Chairman of the Board, at Nidera, a major international agricultural trading and processing company headquartered in Europe, with offices and subsidiaries in over twenty countries on all continents. From 2000 to 2003, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Reliant Energy Europe, a subsidiary of a US based power generating and trading business. Educated in both Europe and the USA, and a graduate of Columbia University Senior executive Program. Mr. Van Lanschot holds a number of non-executive directorships.
Experienced businessman and co-founder of Commodity Services and Solutions. With hands-on experience in corporate strategy, finance, risk management, planning and implementation, Alexander´s area of expertise lies in the management of projects in these fields as well as the design and implementation of the necessary administrative and financial systems.
From 2004 to 2010 he held various management positions, including Finance Director North America, at Nidera. Alexander is a graduate of Erasmus University where he obtained his Master´s degree in Science and Business Administration.