New leadership team at ICA
Anew leadership team has been voted in at the International Cotton Association (ICA) following its annual general meeting, which took place last week during the associationÂ´s Liverpool 2016 trade event.
Anew leadership team has been voted in at the International Cotton Association (ICA) following its annual general meeting, which took place last week during the association?s Liverpool 2016 trade event.
JÃ¼rg Reinhart (Chairman, Paul Reinhart AG, Switzerland) takes on the role of ICA President. JÃ¼rg will be supported by Salman Ispahani (Managing Director, Pahartali Textiles) as First Vice President and Bill Ballenden (General Manager, Louis Dreyfus Company Suisse) as Second Vice President.
New to the board are Manish Chawla (Global Material Manager, H&M); Minghong Chen (General Manager, Chinatex Cotton Import and Export Corporation); Jerry Marshall (President, Yiyang Company); Alan McClay (CEO, Better Cotton Initiative); Tim North (Export Manager, Ecom USA); Leon Picon (Cotton Purchasing Director, Orta Anadolu); Mohit Shah (Director, Gill & Co).
On accepting the role of President, JÃ¼rg delivered a powerful speech that touched on the ICA?s remarkable history and sent a message of engagement and collaboration to strengthen contract sanctity and to support sustainable and safe trading practices.
JÃ¼rg, together with his cousin Thomas Reinhart, own Paul Reinhart AG, the family cotton trading company founded in 1788 and headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland. JÃ¼rg graduated from the University of Zurich in 1984 with a Master of Law. He began his trading career working for Marc Rich AG and Phibro Energy in Switzerland and abroad before joining the family company in 1989, where he now holds the position of Managing Director. JÃ¼rg was appointed to the ICA Board of Directors in 2010.