Ann Berg / Biography

Ann Berg is a leading expert in commodities, commodity futures, capital markets and food security issues. In a career that spans over 30 years, she began as a grain exporter – engaging in international contract negotiations, hedging, execution, shipping, arbitrage, cost/risk analysis, and physical swaps. In 1982, she became a member of the Chicago Board of Trade and operated as an independent futures trader for 18 years. She was twice elected to the Board of Director of the CBOT and served on the Executive Committee of the National Grain Trade Council in Washington DC.

Ann Berg trading corn futures, Chicago Board of Trade (ca. 1990)
She has advised foreign governments, the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (Rome), the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (Geneva), Catalyst Institute, and multinational and foreign corporations on a variety market related issues. Since 2000, Ms. Berg has served as an arbiter for the North American Export Grain Association. She has worked on commodity/capital markets projects in Turkey, Puerto Rico, United Arab Emirates, Canada, India and Egypt. In 2007, she organized a Commodity Exchange Conference for the UN–FAO in Istanbul that included participants from dozens of countries and authored the conference paper. She also writes frequently for financial publications and is an exhibiting artist. B.A., Carleton College.

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