Coming from a family of traders, Alexander Croft has trading in his DNA, and has worked extensively across MENA and LatAm in the petro and precious metals sectors. As the Managing Director of Gassendi, he is involved with logistics, storage and refining activities for the precious metals industry, with a focus on gold.
Alex was formerly an oil & gas trader in Johannesburg, South Africa, for 7yrs, specialising in Jet Fuel (A1) & Diesel across the African continent.
He played a key role in the financing of the purchase made by Trafigura, of the oil pipeline running from He to Zimbabwe, and functioned as sole mandate for the African region for an Argentinian oil refinery.
Alex was a precious metals trader in Johannesburg for 4yrs before moving to Dubai to establish Gassendi.
Alex is proficient in Korean, and holds a BCom (Business Management) from the University of South Africa, and professional accreditation as a diamond grader from the Gemological Institute of America (Carlsbad).