Firdaus Hussain, U.S. Grains Council (USGC) Southeast Asia regional ethanol consultant, and Constantino Ruiz, USGC accountant for Latin America, both departed the Council on Dec. 31.
Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Hussain aided ethanol programs and promotional efforts throughout the region.
“Please join me in wishing Firdaus all the best in his new endeavors,” said Manuel Sanchez, USGC regional director for Southeast Asia. “Well-versed in the petroleum industry, Firdaus brought a wealth of experience to develop ethanol markets for the Council during the past 18 months.”
On the other side of the world, Ruiz helped the Council’s Latin America office run smoothly and kept the organization compliant with accounting standards.
“Not only was Tino a good accountant, he brought a welcomed energy to the team,” said Marri Tejada, USGC regional director for Latin America. “We will certainly miss his jovial spirit around the office.”
Hussain will be pursuing an opportunity based in Saudi Arabia with Aramco at its global gasoline trading desk. Ruiz will be pursuing an opportunity as a finance manager for a transnational company.
The Council’s leadership thanks Hussain and Ruiz for their service. Please join the Council in wishing them farewell!
About The U.S. Grains Council
The U.S. Grains Council develops export markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and related products including distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) and ethanol. With full-time presence in 28 locations, the Council operates programs in more than 50 countries and the European Union. The Council believes exports are vital to global economic development and to U.S. agriculture’s profitability. Detailed information about the Council and its programs is online at www.grains.org.