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CRU appoints new CEO

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World Fertilizer,

CRU Group, a provider of analysis, prices, consulting and global events in the fertilizer industry, has announced the appointment of David Trafford as chief executive officer.

"David brings real breadth of experience in the commodities that we specialise in, and understands the nature of roles at every level of the business. I am delighted to see him appointed this year, as we celebrate our 50th anniversary," said Robert Perlman, chairman, CRU.

David is an international natural resources executive with over 30 years’ experience in the mining, metals and investment banking sectors. Arriving in 2015, David joined as CEO of CRU Consulting to lead the global expansion of the business unit and to substantially increase sales.

"It is an honour and a privilege to be asked to run CRU Group, a business with an unparalleled heritage and reputation in commodity research, built over 50 years by dedicated professionals and supported by loyal customers," said David Trafford, chief executive officer, CRU.

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