Alternative financier AlmaStone eyes origination expansion with double appointment

AlmaStone, an alternative trade and supply chain finance provider active in the soft commodities sector, has made two new hires as it works to expand its origination capabilities in Africa and Latin America. Sam West joined as head of origination for Africa last week, and is tasked with developing the firm’s existing portfolio on the continent, with a focus on corporates in the agri-business and soft commodities space. West moves from FBN Bank UK, where he held several different soft commodities, trade finance and business development roles over the course of the past decade. Most recently, he had been serving as the bank’s head of soft commodities since late 2019. West’s hire follows the appointment of Mauro Nunes as Latin America head in early February. Based in São Paolo, he is tasked with originating business in the region. He moves after more than 13 years at agri-business giant Bunge, where he spent nearly a decade in his most recent role as a business development director within the Bunge Financial Services Group (FSG). During his time in that post, he was responsible for developing the financial services on offer from Bunge FSG in Latin America, including trade and structured finance operations,… continue reading

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