About Broadgrain

about broadgrain

About Us

Headquartered in Canada, BroadGrain Commodities is a leading global grain company that specializes in marketing, supplying and processing grains, cereals, oilseeds, pulses, specialty crops, and by-products for both food and feed markets worldwide.

Our comprehensive services include grain trading, shipping, originating, handling, processing, storing, and marketing of grains and specialty crops. We prioritize quality, ensuring traceability from farm to manufacturer using our grain elevators, in-house cleaning facilities, and skilled team.

With over 160 employees worldwide and operations on almost every continent, BroadGrain serves producers, processors, and consumers across various time zones, with our footprint spanning Canada, China, the United Arab Emirates, Argentina, Algeria, and Nigeria.

The Broadgrain Timeline



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


International Division

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


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


Major player soybean meal market

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



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


New Division

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


Storage capacity at the Seaforth elevator expanded further to support growth



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



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



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



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



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



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


New Subsidiary

BroadGrain establishes a trading office in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


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


New Venture Project

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


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.


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.


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.


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


  • 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


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