Speakers

Patrick Chatenay

Patrick Chatenay has been involved with the sugar industry since 1985 when he joined Saint Louis Sucre, at that time the second-largest sugar and ethanol producer in France, as Director for Economic Analysis. In 1990, he was appointed to Saint Louis’s Executive Board where he was in charge of strategic analysis, data processing and management accounting, and on which he served until he left the company in 2008. As part of his responsibilities for Saint Louis, he acted as Assistant Managing Director of Azucarera Ebro, the largest Spanish sugar producer, and as a board member of IANSA, the Chilean sugar producer and food processor. From 2003 to 2008, Patrick researched investment opportunities in the Brazilian sugar/alcohol industry for the Südzucker Group, following its acquisition of Saint Louis in 2000. He holds a Masters degree in econometrics and a B.A. in English from the University of Paris, a Diploma in Public Administration from the Political Science Institute of Paris and an MBA from Columbia University in New York. Patrick has wide international experience. In 2008, he founded ProSunergy, which provides strategic advice and implementation services for the world’s sugar, renewable energy and bio-fuel industries. Clients include corporations, industry associations, governments and international multi-lateral institutions. Patrick and his wife, Véronique, live in England and have two children: Margot, 25, and Victor, 23.

Frank Jenkins

Frank Jenkins is president of JSG Commodities, Inc., the Norwalk, Connecticut-based brokerage and consulting firm. Prior to founding Jenkins Sugar Group in 1993, he served as vice president in the Private Client Group at Merrill Lynch in Manhattan. He started his career in the sugar industry on the trading desk of Farr Man in New York in 1983. He has served as president of the Sugar Club of New York and he speaks regularly at sugar industry events. Mr. Jenkins graduated with a BA from Boston University and lives in
Wilton with his wife and family.

Jeff Dobrydney

Jeff Dobrydney has been with JSG Commodities since January 2005, when he started as an Assistant Trader.  A graduate from Fordham University and Fairfield Prep, 8 years worth of Jesuit education, Jeff has solidified his role within the Sugar trading community covering both the US Domestic and World market futures markets.   He is now the Vice President of JSG and manages the futures desk that executes trades for Sugar, Cocoa & Grains for a wide array of clientele. He is a featured speaker at JSG’s annual Global Commodities symposium analyzing the world sugar market.  Jeff also serves as a Vice President of the Sugar Club of New York.   A resident of Trumbull, Connecticut with his wife and two girls, Jeff is an avid baseball fan and particularly of the New York Yankees.  Jeff is also an accomplished trumpet player having performed here in New York at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Julio Maria Martins Borges

JOB Economia e Planejamento

Julio Maria Martins Borges, the Executive Director of JOB Economia since 1994, graduated from the University of Brasília with a degree in Economics. He also completed post-graduate studies in Social and Economic Planning at the same University. He has a Master’s degree in Economics from the Economic Research Institute (IPE) of the University of São Paulo (USP). As a Professor in the Economics Department of USP he authored a number of research papers that were published in Brazil and abroad. He has many years of extensive experience in the sugar and alcohol sector in Brazil, and for 14 years was the Head of the Economic Advisory to the Board of Directors of Copersucar, responsible for the company’s economic studies, general coordination of operational activities, strategic planning and institutional relations.

A consultant for IDB (Inter-American Development Bank) and the UNDP(United Nations Development Program), Mr. Borges has acted as a member of the consultative and auditing boards of research institutions, sugar mills, Brazilian and foreign NGOs that are involved with renewable energy sources.Formerly he was member of the Brazilian commodities and futures exchange (BM&F-Bovespa) as a commodities futures broker.