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BroadGrain Commodities, is a leading Canadian-based global marketer and originator of grains, cereals, oilseeds, pulses, specialty crops and related by-products for both food and feed markets.

BroadGrain is engaged in shipping, originating, handling, processing, storing and marketing services for the aforementioned products. We are committed to connecting producers, processors and consumers of food and agricultural commodities across the globe.

At BroadGrain, quality is a top priority. We ensure traceability from farm to manufacturer and rely on our own cleaning facilities and staff to consistently supply high quality products.

BroadGrain employs more than 160 people worldwide and operates in almost every continent of the world. Facilities and trading offices are located in Canada, China, United Arab Emirates (UAE), Argentina, Algeria and Nigeria. Our global footprint enables us to better cater to customers’ time zones.

The Broadgrain Timeline

2003

Founded

BroadGrain is founded in 2003 by Ghazi Qadoumi with the acquisition of a grain elevator in Seaforth, Ontario (Domestic Division)

2005

International Division

BroadGrain begins to penetrate the international grain trading market with the launch of its International Division

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Operations at the Seaforth facility optimized through a series of capital investments to increase capacity, add new services, and modernize operations.

2007

Major player soybean meal market

BroadGrain’s domestic operations grow significantly, becoming a major player in the regional soybean meal market

2008

Relocation

Head office is relocated from Seaforth to Toronto as the company continues to grow.

2009

New Division

BroadGrain launches its Food Division to focus on the sale of pulses and specialty crops.

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Storage capacity at the Seaforth elevator expanded further to support growth

2011

Expansion

BroadGrain acquires a pulse and specialty crops processing facility in Dafoe, Saskatchewan and its second grain elevator in Brinston, Ontario

2012

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BroadGrain commences an expansion of the newly acquired Brinston facility to boost storage capacity.

2013

Expansion

BroadGrain establishes international subsidiaries in China and Nigeria to support the growth of Food Division

2014

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Completed an expansion project at the Dafoe facility to increase storage capacity and support growth initiatives.

2015

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Brinston facility expanded to increase storage capacity and add a processing facility dedicated to specialty soybeans

2016

Construction

BroadGrain completes construction of a sesame seed processing facility in Kano, Nigeria

2017

New Subsidiary

BroadGrain establishes a trading office in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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BroadGrain expands Dafoe facility adding additional 30,000MT of storage capacity and a third processing line.

2020

New Venture Project

Production commences at SIFAB, BroadGrain’s Algerian feed mill joint venture project

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Seaforth facility expanded to increase storage and processing capacity for dry beans and specialty soybeans.

Nigeria SIMSICA® facility adds a new line and 2 color sorters to commence edible grade sesame sales.

Brinston facility expanded to increase storage capacity.

OUR CORE PHILOSOPHIES

Collaborate with our customers to maximize potential, ability to compete and return. Provide our customers with the tools to manage their risk. Thus, giving them the opportunity to concentrate on their expertise in farming, manufacturing or production. Provide our customers with access to global markets. Adapt to customers’ needs in a continually changing market.

OUR VISION

To grow into a large family and employee owned business that connects producers, processors and consumers of food and agricultural commodities worldwide through its network of logistics, trade and physical operations.

OUR COMMITMENT

Understand the needs and challenges of our customers. Identify and capitalize on existing synergies. Integrity in our everyday business. Provide our employees with a safe, engaging and comfortable work place.

Our Team

Our management team brings a diverse skill set, years of experience, and expertise in related fields to their work at BroadGrain.

Ghazi Qadoumi

Chairman of the Board

  • Founder of BroadGrain 
  • Over 40 years of experience in agricultural commodities trade, agribusiness and entrepreneurship
  • Master of Science – University of Missouri at Columbia
  • Bachelor of Science – Animal Nutrition, University of Missouri at Columbia

Zaid Qadoumi

President & CEO

  • Has served as BroadGrain’s CEO since the company’s inception
  • Driving force behind BroadGrain’s growth from a single elevator operation to its present global footprint
  • Over 25 years of experience in agricultural commodities trade
  • Bachelor of Commerce – McGill University (Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Brian Cooper

CFO

  • Previously CFO at a large mining services company
  • 15 years of investment banking experience in New York, London and Toronto with expertise in derivative products
  • Holds a CPA, CA designation 
  • Master of Accounting – University of Waterloo
  • Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Laws – Western University

Brian Hazzard

Senior VP, Operations

  • Previously president of Land O’ Lakes Canada, a major agricultural cooperative active in Ontario grain, feed and fertilizer business. 
  • Previously General Manager of Hutton Farm Supply, an innovator in the feed, seed and farm-supply business in Ontario.
  • Over 35 years of agribusiness experience.

Zena Qadoumi

VP, Risk Management & Treasury

  • 10 years of experience in agriculture risk management.
  • Previously worked in pharmaceutical R&D at Merck Frosst and AstraZeneca.
  • Master of Science – Organic Chemistry, Simon Fraser University
  • Bachelor of Science – Biochemistry, University of Waterloo

Contact

Global Trading Unit & Operations Food Commodities and Specialty Products

18 King St. East, Suite 900 Toronto, Ontario Canada M5C 1C4

+1 877.804.0070, 416.504.0070

broadgrain@broadgrain.com

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