Martin Fasser

Martin Fasser, President, works as Head of Corporate Affairs for a Zug based oil and coal trading company which is active in commodity trading, storage and refinery asset control and the alternative energy market.



Giandomenico Dormio

Giandomenico Dormio, Vice president, is a Director at Ifchor, the largest Swiss dry bulk shipbroker, covering all main markets of raw materials and agricultural products world-wide. He has 30years experience as ship agent and forwarder, ship-owner, shipbroker . Giandomenico is Lecturer at the CAS Commodity Professional, a cooperation between the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the Lugano Commodity Trading Association (LCTA) and the Zug Commodity Association (ZCA), where he is in charge of the Shipping and Trading module. He is also co-author of Understanding Commodities Vol. 2, IFZ – Hochschule Luzern 2017.



Ashwath Mehra


Ashwath Mehra, Vice President, is the CEO of the ASTOR group, an investment and advisory business . He is an economist and received his BSc (Econ) from the London School of Economics. He has worked in the commodity trading and mining business for 30 years and has substantial experience in the industry



Yasmina Rauber

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Yasmina Rauber, General Secretary, is Managing Director of Swiss Maritime Services AG, active in the Chemical Tanker Brokerage business. She has acquired extensive experience in chartering, international sales, trading and marketing during her career for over twenty years in soft commodity related companies. Yasmina is the President of WISTA Switzerland.




Board Members


Philip Edmonds


Philip Edmonds, Vice President, is the Founding Partner of M7 Metals GmbH, a steel and raw materials company, which was established in 2016 in Zug. Prior to establishing M7 Metals, he worked for the Stemcor Group for 27 years, the last decade of which as Deputy Chariman of the Group.


Steve Hodgson


Steve Hodgson, Board Member, has 30 years of world-wide commodity operations and trading experience. His most recent senior roles have included Managing Director of Rio Tinto’s Diamonds group, President and Chief Executive of Rio Tinto Bauxite and Alumina business and Chief Executive of RUSAL Marketing GmbH, a sales and marketing company formed through the merger between the SUAL group, the RUSAL group and the aluminium assets of Glencore International AG.


Irina Limonova


Irina Limonova, Board member with over 14 years experience in Metals and Oil products Trading. She is currently Head of operations of New Stream Trading AG based in Zug, a young and highly responsible company, working on principles of transparency, improving processes and enhancing long-term value by embedding sustainability considerations in its business strategy.


Bryce McFerran

Bryce McFerran is a Director of East Metals AG since 2015. He has extensive experience in financial services and commodity trading in New York, London, California and Switzerland. East Metals AG handles approximately one third of the total semi-finished steel products exported annually from Russia.


Patrick Nützi


Patrick Nützi, Member of the Board of ZCA, is the senior partner of a Zug based law firm specialising in all facets of law relevant for the commodity industry. He headed the legal department of an aluminum trading company and has been serving as a member to the board of various commodity trading companies since 1999.


Margarita Zvezda

Margarita Zvezda, Event Manager and Board Member, has over 15 years of work experience, including 11 years in metals & mining sector, with preceding management consulting background. She worked as a marketing director for leading CIS steel producers, and later as a general manager of vanadium business unit. She holds an MBA degree from Institute for Management Development (Lausanne, Switzerland).


Statements by members of the ZCA board represent the opinion of the ZCA, and are not necessarily in line with the views of the respective employer firms.