Paul Deelstra graduated in Commercial Economics and got a degree from Erasmus University in a Mastering Management Program. During his long lasting carreer in Nidera, Paul has fulfilled a variety of executive positions a.o.Global head of Structured Finance, P&L owner of Trade Structured Finance, Team leader in Holland and abroad, Credit Committee Chairman, Financial Director of Nidera, Madrid.In these functions he travelled extensively and implemented financial structures for hundreds of millions of US$ in many countries of the world. After leaving Nidera in March 2018, Paul has started his own commodity finance consulting company Deelhantel.
Elbert Timmerman is an economic and legal expert by education. His focus is international finance and trade law for corporate industries.Mr. Timmerman is known world-wide primarily for his key role in the sale of over $500MM of Russia/China Clearing and Countertrade programs. In terms of debt trading experience, Elbert is the senior member of Lighthouse, having originally incorporated the firm in 1997. Over 25 years, he has settled Distressed debts of major companies including Philips, Cebeco, Fiat and Monsanto to name just a few.
George is a key figure in the development and growth of the Trade Structured Finance (TSF) field. His firms have delivered over $35 billion of trade-related assets to foreign banks and clients since 1996. Del Canto has held executive positions with major companies all over the world: Fiat, South America; Canadian Pacific Finance, Switzerland; US Farm Credit System; USA; Cargill, Singapore; EDF Man Group, London and MG Metals, London. George is Founder and CEO of GDC Trading, a commodity trade and finance firm established in Houston in 2003.