Alvaro A. Cordero
Alvaro Cordero serves as the manager of international operations – value-added for the U.S. Grains Council, a non-profit organization that promotes the use of U.S. barley, corn and sorghum and related products worldwide. In this capacity, Cordero assists with the overall coordination and management of Council programs with an emphasis on value added products, including distiller’s dried grains with solubles and corn gluten.
Prior to this position, Cordero served as the Council’s manager on international operations – marketing, coordinating various projects and activities in Africa, Mexico and South America and assessing market development for future marketing programs in Asia (Japan, Philippines and Taiwan).
Cordero is a Rutgers University graduate with extensive international trading and management experience. Before joining the Council in June 2009, Cordero worked as a senior trader/merchandiser for Louis Dreyfus in Wilton, CT.
Cordero developed a trading company for rice millers in Costa Rica, which is still a successfully operating endeavor.
The U.S. Grains Council is a private, non-profit partnership of agribusinesses and producers committed to building and expanding international markets for U.S. barley, corn, sorghum and their products. The Council has 10 international offices that oversee programs in more than 50 countries. Support for the Council comes from its producer and agribusiness members and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.