Mr. Raffety is a commodities executive with more than 25 years’ experience in: production, quality control, logistics, risk management, farm audits and sustainability. He has held key executive positions in new line development, sales, client relationship management and trading, with experience across multiple production/end user supply chains, including North and South America, Europe, Central Asia, Africa, India and China. Currently, Mr. Raffety heads up sales in the agriculture space for an international assurance company. He manages business flow in oilseeds from the Americas to Asia, along with management support to the cotton and cocoa product lines. Mr. Raffety built the new service offering in farm audits and sustainability covering economic, environmental and social topics. Mr. Raffety also spent 12+ years in New York covering futures markets in agriculture and soft commodities, where he developed an analysis and risk management service that was utilized by physical hedgers, end users and spec traders. Prior to the futures industry, Bill was with an international cotton merchant, focused on Central Asia. He was responsible for business development, including management, logistics and clients, local governments and partner relations.