Headquartered in Dubai, Wilben is an independent commodity and goods trader and logistics house. We trade in a broad spectrum of goods, sourcing both from global supply hubs and remote locations in order to provide the best value to our customers.
We have built a world class business by focusing on service and performance. Servicing our customers from our offices located across 4 continents we approach each relationship with a long-term partnership view and aim to create sustained shared value whilst earning the trust of our partners.
As well as being the group holding company, Wilben Trade Limited also sources, procures and supplies a broad spectrum of commodities and finished goods. Our main focus is on supplying emerging markets in Africa, Middle East and Asia.
Located in the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre in Dubai – a strategic gateway linking the emerging markets of the Middle East to the rest of the world. DMCC is the region’s dedicated global trading centre and market place for commodities. Wilben DMCC is one of the principal operating companies of the group and focusses on trading in soft commodities, metals and coal.
Wilben General Trading is at the heart of the group’s business in the UAE and focusses on supplying material to all areas of the construction industry providing a broad spectrum of goods ranging from basic raw materials to bespoke fit-out equipment including fire safety, electrical and audio visual equipment. We source both internationally and locally, often stocking supplies in our warehousing facilities in DIP ready for immediate delivery.
Marcus Wade is the founder of Wilben Trade, bringing to the fore two decades of trade experience. He began and honed his skills in London before moving to Dubai in 2011. Educated with a law degree, Marcus spent the formative years of his career with London Forfaiting Company, working closely with exporters selling goods and infrastructure projects to emerging markets including the Baltic States, Turkey and Africa before transitioning to Cargill Inc, one of the world’s largest food and commodity trading houses.
His most notable career highlights include setting up and running a division of the structured trade finance team at Noble Group, Asia’s largest commodity trader at the time. Marcus oversaw a team across multiple jurisdictions including the United States, Switzerland, the UAE, India, Singapore and China generating a turnover in excess of $4.5 billion in his final year at Noble.
Marcus moved to Dubai in 2011 and in 2014 founded Wilben Trade with a vision to facilitate and solidify cross border trade in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. In just two years and with subsidiaries in Dubai, Singapore and Hong Kong and a representative office in Senegal, Wilben has proven itself as a young company to be reckoned with, achieving a turnover of in excess of $1 billion in 2015.
As Managing Director for Africa at Wilben Trade, Marieme holds an MBA from London Business School specialising in Investment Management.
With fifteen years of experience in financial services, twelve years were spent in the banking sector at Standard Chartered Bank in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. With particular insight and knowledge of the West African market she is adept at significant financial planning and analytical assessment of business development requirements.
Ozan Akar is an Economics graduate from the University of Istanbul, Turkey. With twelve years of experience in the industry, Ozan began his career in the financial institution division of Anadolubank A.S. followed by Yapi ve Kredi Bankasi A.S. bank, part of the Unicredit Group.
Prior to joining Wilben, Ozan was the Head of Forfaiting & Trade Finance at Isbank AG, Germany where he headed the trade finance, corporate & FI sales and forfaiting departments before moving to the UAE.
With our expertise comes the ability to create flexible, innovative and effective solutions to ensure your company’s profitability and growth.
Office representations in UAE, The Netherlands, Turkey, Senegal, Mauritius, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Wilben operates on core values that extend beyond the boardroom. We believe that it is our responsibility to make a change, no matter how small, to enrich the lives of people in the workplace and community.
Wilben strongly believes and advocates responsible operations. Our philosophy upholds responsibility and respect for supply chain manpower. Extending beyond our operations, we also work with suppliers and partners who uphold best practices.
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