Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), global agricultural processor and food ingredient provider, has strengthened its structured trade finance (STF) team with a new hire.

Nehir Kirlar Ozel (pictured) has joined as bank relationship manager for Emea, based in London.

Ozel’s 14-year experience in finance ranges from financial markets to M&A advisory. She spent most of her career at ICBC Standard Bank in London as a director of emerging markets fixed income and FX sales. She has also worked at Deloitte, and held various positions related to sustainable finance, including at Climate-KIC, Europe’s largest climate innovation initiative.

At ADM, Ozel is in charge of building relationships with banks and other financial institutions in Emea, with a focus on Western and Northern Europe.

She joins Diana Wilde, another recent STF hire, who took up her position as bank relationship manager in April. Wilde, who is based in Dubai, has over a decade of business development experience in the Middle East, including seven years working for the Association of Corporate Treasurers.

At ADM, her focus is on relationship building in the GCC and Africa.

Both hires report to Okan Dalanay, Emea head of structured trade finance, who joined ADM back in 2015.

It was then that ADM created its STF department to complement its commodity trading activities.

The department is responsible for originating STF deals from emerging market banks and syndicating them amongst developed market banks.

ADM sources and sells food ingredients, animal feeds and biofuels to food manufacturers around the world.