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Based in Geneva, Switzerland, Scipio S.A. is a trading company that specializes in the physical movement of soft commodities throughout Sub-Saharan Africa. Managing Director, Mark Daniels, previously worked at Glencore in London and Johannesburg before founding Mark Daniels Ltd. in January 2000. In 2010, Mark opened the new business – Scipio S.A. – in Geneva, Switzerland. The company is a Category A member of the Grain and Feed Trade Association (GAFTA).
The company name was inspired by Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus, also known as Scipio the African and Scipio the Great. He was a Roman general and later consul and is considered to be one of Rome’s greatest generals. Skillful alike in strategy and in tactics, he never lost a battle and had the faculty of inspiring his soldiers with confidence.
Zimbabwe’s president sets general elections for August 23 https://www.ft.com/content/2e74f608-8055-48f4-be93-1304041febde Fingers crossed!
The incomparable Kirsten Neuschaefer, winner of 2022/3 @ggr2022 and the first #woman to do so is my guest on #themckayinterview 8pm #geneva time @wrs @ScipioSA https://www.worldradio.ch/listen-again/mckay-interview/episode/kirsten-neuschafer-winner-2022-golden-globe-yacht-race/
Apologies the broadcast is tomorrow Monday 29th May at 20.00 hrs CET!
While visiting @ScipioSA and addressing the gala cocktail at @GrainCOM_Events Kirsten was interviewed by Michael McKay and it will be broadcast tonight on WRS at 20.00 hrs CET.
Dar es Salaam, Djibouti and Berbera ports have toppled Mombasa in the World Bank’s latest ranking on the most efficient ports, highlighting the competition fears that Kenya has had over Tanzania becoming a preferred route for shippers. https://bit.ly/3q5aJPC
#TacitusLecture23 is 1 week away!
Speaker Rory Stewart OBE is an adventurer, academic, writer, diplomat and former Member of Parliament. His speech is entitled, 'Populism, Poverty and Hope in the 21st Century', and set to spark an insightful discussion amongst our attendees.