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Mr. Muralidharan Thoykkat

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A Preacher and Predictor of Commodity Futures.

Mr. MuralidharanThoykkat (Murali) has been a Commodity Trader for more than 3 decades. He started his sales career a way back in early 80’s but has held responsible positions from early 90’s. He has worked with large corporate conglomerates in Steel and Steel raw materials, Producers of solid fuels and multi-billion worth trading companies as a profit-center head. Currently, he is heading a large Bauxite Mining Company from Gujarat as CEO and Managing Director in addition to trading of other commodities such as Steel, Steel Raw Materials etc. Marketing of Coal is his forte, as he has sold millions of tons of Coal to India, China and small quantities even to Thailand also.

He has excellent contacts with Mining Corporations in Indonesia, South Africa (RB1, RB2 & RB3), Australia and USA. In addition to Thermal Coal, he has also sold millions of tons of coking coal to several steel plants in India including the Steel Authority of India (SAIL). He was instrumental in bringing the first vessel of Coking coal from USA to India for Steel Authority of India (SAIL). Mr. Murali has a wide knowledge in Minerals, Ores, Cement and Cement raw materials as he has dealt with MegaCement Corporations in India, China and other countries in South East Asia as well.

Over the last 30 years of his rich exuberating experience including 7 years in Singapore as CEO of one of the subsidiaries of a large Singapore Stock Exchange Main Board listed company, he has also done international marketing of Agro Commodities whether it is grains or pulses or sugar. There was a team of traders in this arena reporting to him and he handled overall Management as Profit Centre Head.

Currently, he is on an independent leadership role as Managing Director & CEO with Caravan Resources Pvt Ltd. (www.caravanuniverse.com). After China almost left with surmounting aversion of exporting of Bauxite from India to China, Mr. Murali got into interlocutory role and started the Bauxite export after his dialogues and presentations at Asian Metal Conference in Jinan in 2018.

He has chaired several seminars and given lectures on coal, minerals & ores. He has travelled more than 50 countries for business, handled more than 400 employees, and controlled markets in8 countries. He has also evolved and imbibed upon good sourcing strength with excellentknowledge of logistics and supply chain. He is specialist in taking through needle-hole sixsigma approaches.

Banking and Financial Institutions including Index rating companies for solid fuels and agro commodities have always taken advice from him time to time on pricing formulation and price movements of these commodities. In fact, banking institutions have always taken a weekly update from him on these commodities where his mastery and strength greatly positioned him standalone where specialized advice is necessary.

He is a keen Golfer and thinks Golf sprouts and bring in energy and enthusiasm in him. Recently he has been conferred with the prestigious Award Entrepreneur of the Year 2020 in “Recognition of Outstanding Professional Achievement & Inspiring Social Contributions” by the Indian Achievers’ Forum, New Delhi.

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