The brighter side of trading

Our Team

Our trading department is headed by Mr. Swithun Still, who is also the Director of Solaris Commodities S.A.
Swithun graduated from the University of Durham with a BA Honours degree. He has been and involved in the grain trade since 1999 and has extensive experience of trading grains from Russia/ FSU.
Work experience:
Since Feb 01, 2012 Senior Trader and Director of SOLARIS Commodities SA;
April 2009 to Jan 2012: Alegrow SA, Senior Trader and Commercial Director; During this period Alegrow became one of the largest exporters of grains from Russia, exporting 1.5 million tonnes in the 2009/2010 season.Swithun speaking at the FT Global Summit in 2014
September 2002 to March 2009: Agrico Trade & Finance Limited (London and Paris) and Agrico Trade & Finance S.A. (near Lausanne) various responsibilities from Head of Execution Dept to Junior Trader up to Senior Trader;
Swithun received a Special Merit Award from FOSFA in 2004 and in 2008 received a Trade Diploma from GAFTA and was elected to become a fully Qualified arbitrator the same year.
He has been invited to give interviews on television and radio for the BBC as well as speak at a number of conferences, such as the Financial Times Summit in Lausanne, at "Global Grain" in both Geneva and Singapore, the IAOM and at Cereals Europe.
Swithun was elected to the GAFTA Council in January 2015.

Mr. Swithun Still: tel: + 41 21 319 90 01 Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

 Swithun speaking at the FT Global Summit in 2014

Salih Karagoz: joined Solaris Commodities S.A. in July 2012 as Head of Representative Office. Salih graduated from Anadolu University (Turkey) in the year 1987 and he studied Russian in Ngasa, Nizhniy Novgorod/Russia between 1994-1995. He started his trading career in 1999 trading pulses, rice and paddy rice.

Work experience:
1999-2002 Purchasing Manager : Multigrain Foods Industry Co.,
2002-2010 Marketing Manager : Agm Gida Foods Industry Co.,
2010-2012 Trader/Pulses: Tiryaki Agro Foods Industry Co.,

Mr. Salih Karagoz: tel: +90 212 876 44 14 e-mail:Cette adresse e-mail est protégée contre les robots spammeurs. Vous devez activer le JavaScript pour la visualiser.

Salih Karagoz Picture