World-renowned authority on commodity markets
Former Chief of Finance, Risk Management, and Information in the Commodities Branch of UNCTAD, Geneva
Senior advisor with International Task Force on Commodity Price Risk Management of World Bank
Member of the board of advisors of the International Investment Group, LLC, a US$ 400 million hedge fund specialising in trade finance
A world-renowned authority on commodity markets, Mr. Rutten’s area of focus at MCX was to drive the development of the entire commodities market value chain in India.
Mr. Rutten has served as Chief of Finance, Risk Management, and Information in the Commodities Branch of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva. He joined UNCTAD in 1990 with the responsibility of developing its work on commodity price risk management and structured finance. He was associated with UNCTAD till June 2006, excluding the duration of 2000-2001 when he worked as a senior advisor with the International Task Force on Commodity Price Risk Management of the World Bank and during January-April 2002 with the Common Fund for Commodities. Earlier, he had worked on grain trade and collateralised grain finance in Mali.
Mr. Rutten has extensive experience in country-level advisory work on issues related to commodity trade, risk management, and finance as part of Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Bank teams. He has drafted over 40 papers on these issues and has spoken at about 150 seminars. He has been a member, on his personal basis, of the World Bank’s International Task Force for Commodity Risk Management in developing countries, convened by the Bank’s president to revitalise global efforts to address the problem of commodity price risk.
Mr. Rutten has taught commodity marketing and risk management at the Institute of Banking and Financial Management of École des Hautes Études Commerciales, a part of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. He is also a member of the board of advisors of the International Investment Group, LLC, a US$ 400 million hedge fund specialising in trade finance.
Mr. Rutten holds a postgraduate degree with honours in international economic management from Tilburg University, the Netherlands.