Louis Dreyfus Commodities (LDC) is one of the leading global commodity trading houses. The group’s portfolio includes oilseeds, grains, rice, citrus, cotton, coffee, metals, milk, fertilizers, sugar and ethanol businesses. With 160 years in the commodities business, LDC maintains a dynamic culture with 34,000 employees at peak season, and offices in more than 55 countries. LDC has been actively involved in commodity markets throughout the African continent since it opened its office in South Africa in 1924. Three years ago, LDC decided to place Africa at the heart of its growth strategy, by creating a stand-alone Middle East and Africa (LDC MEA) regional headquarters in Dubai.