“We are thrilled Candice is joining the council as a graduate fellow,” Dwyer said. “She has both the academic background and the real work experience in trade policy to tackle ethanol trade policy by working with council staff and our main ethanol partners.”
Prior to joining the council, Wilson completed both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in agricultural economics at Kansas State University. Additionally, she worked as an international intern with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) in Brussels, Belgium.
Her one-year appointment as graduate fellow in economics and ethanol at the council is funded with support from Kansas Corn.
Prior to joining the council, she worked at Solla, one of Colombia’s leading grain importers, as the international procurement manager, where she was responsible for trade execution, ingredient procurement and international trade. She received a degree in international business from EAFIT University in Medellin.
“Catalina is a forward thinker and truly a leader among her peers,” said Marri Carrow Tejada, USGC regional director for the Western Hemisphere. “I have been impressed with her for many years and know her energy and experience will greatly contribute to our programs and our winning team.”
|Mohamed Salah Bouthour|
Bouthour previously worked for S.G.S. as a leader in inspection, analysis, control and certification as well as a business manager for agricultural and minerals commodities in Tunisia and Libya. He received a bachelor’s degree in information technology from the High Institute of Management in Tunis.
“I am pleased Bouthour is joining the council in the Tunis office,” said Ramy Hadj Taieb, USGC regional director for the Middle East and North Africa. “His knowledge of local grain suppliers and agribusiness exporters by inspecting their products and ensuring contractual specifications makes him a valuable addition to our team.”
In this role, Zeng will manage the council’s trade and policy programs in China and assist with government relations and ethanol programming.
“We all very much look forward to working with Yantian in Beijing,” said Bryan Lohmar, USGC director in China. “Her wide range of work and other experience will make a strong contribution to the Council’s efforts to address the multiple complex issues we face in China.”
Zeng previously worked with the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and in other marketing and teaching positions. She has fluency in English, French, Mandarin and Cantonese and received a master’s degree in international affairs from the University of la Rochelle, France, and a bachelor’s degree in English from the second Foreign Language Institute in Beijing.