Robert van der Kooy
Analyst, BayWa, Netherlands
Robert van der Kooy works as a market analyst at Baywa/Cefetra and has over seven years of experience in analyzing supply and demand in agricultural markets. During his studies in Berlin and Rotterdam Robert developed a fascination for price movements in commodity markets which led him to being actively involved in commodity investments. At this time Robert already worked as Assistant Investment Manager for a major Dutch Private Bank. After finishing his studies International Business & Management and earning the BBA degree, Robert joined grain trading multinational Nidera at which he started researching supply and demand in the agri markets thoroughly. Years later, while being an analyst for COFCO International, Robert started having the ambition to reach a wider range of traders with his analyses and he started speaking at grain conferences throughout Europe.
Since September 2018 Robert works for Baywa Agri Supply & Trade at which he advises Cefetra's agri commodity traders. Cefetra is a Rotterdam based company and is part of the German BayWa Group. With more than 120 years of experience in agriculture and international trade, Cefetra supplies agricultural raw materials to the feed, food and fuel industries. With a 15% market share in feed ingredient sales to the EU compound feed industry Cefetra is one of the major agri commodity traders in Europe.