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We are reshaping the commodities trading sector

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We are human leaders

At Licena, we believe that our purpose is not only to create economic value but also to create opportunities for talented individuals to thrive and make a meaningful impact. To achieve this, we are committed to possessing a deep understanding of market dynamics to deliver fully on our position. Our aggressive growth strategy is focused on delivering returns to our stakeholders while making a positive difference in the world.

Our unique model

What makes Licena special is our unique business model where the returns of the company are an open funnel. Licena Group aims to deliver their exceptional results by creating a gig economy through their innovative digital platform. This approach sets them apart from other companies in the sector and demonstrates their commitment to creating a new, more inclusive way of doing business.

Licena Group is a company that was founded in 2022 by a group of experienced and talented individuals on the belief that human leadership and innovation can drive transformative change in the commodities trading sector, unlocking economic potential and fostering positive impact on society.

Our mission is to deliver superior returns on our trades, generate economic capital, and create job opportunities for traders while driving innovation and creating a world-class international trading company.

Human leadership

We strive to lead by example, promoting empathy, respect, and inclusivity in our interactions with employees, partners, and stakeholders.

Performance

We focus on achieving and exceeding targets, continually improving our processes, and maximizing efficiency in our trading operations.

Excellence

We set high standards for ourselves and our team, emphasizing quality in our trading practices, customer service, and overall operations.

Integrity

Integrity is a fundamental value for us at Licena. We prioritize ethical conduct, honesty, and transparency in our business dealings.

Discretion

We handle sensitive information with utmost care and ensure the privacy and security of our clients, partners, and stakeholders.

Our values

Founder and CEO

Eghosa Oriaikhi Mabhena

Eghosa Oriaikhi Mabhena has over two decades of experience in the Energy Industry. She is currently founder and CEO of Licena Group based out of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre focused on trading of physical commodities.

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Founder and CEO

Eghosa Oriaikhi Mabhena

Eghosa Oriaikhi Mabhena has over two decades of experience in the Energy Industry. She is currently founder and CEO of Licena Group based out of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre focused on trading of physical commodities.

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COO and Founding Partner

David Galea

David Galea is a highly accomplished professional with 20 years of experience in leadership, legal expertise, and operational management. Currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer and Founding Partner at Licena Group, David plays a vital role in overseeing the company's operations and driving its strategic growth.

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COO and Founding Partner

David Galea

David Galea is a highly accomplished professional with 20 years of experience in leadership, legal expertise, and operational management. Currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer and Founding Partner at Licena Group, David plays a vital role in overseeing the company's operations and driving its strategic growth.

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CFO

Nas Furqan

Nas Furqan, a seasoned fiinance professional and a chartered accountant, has amassed 16 years of invaluable experience across diverse fiinancial positions. With a notable track record at public listed companies, Nas currently serves as the Chief Financial Offiicer at Licena Group, where his pivotal role revolves around steering fiinancial strategies and upholding sound fiinancial management practices within the organization.

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CFO

Nas Furqan

Nas Furqan, a seasoned fiinance professional and a chartered accountant, has 16 years of experience across diverse fiinancial positions. With a notable track record at public listed companies, Nas currently serves as the Chief Financial Officer at Licena Group, where his pivotal role revolves around steering fiinancial strategies and upholding sound fiinancial management practices within the organization.

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CTO

Sinan Alsheikh

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CTO

Sinan Alsheikh

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CHRO and Head of Corporate Governance

Joelle Niven

Joelle Niven is an accomplished professional with a decade of experience in the fiields of human resources and corporate governance. Currently serving as the Chief Human Resource Officer and Head of Corporate Governance at Licena Group, Joelle assumes a vital position, taking charge of these essential functions within the organization.

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CHRO and Head of Corporate Governance

Joelle Niven

Joelle Niven is an accomplished professional with a decade of experience in the fiields of human resources and corporate governance. Currently serving as the Chief Human Resource Officer and Head of Corporate Governance at Licena Group, Joelle assumes a vital position, taking charge of these essential functions within the organization.

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Head Trader Fertilizers

Igor Brattsev

Igor Brattsev is a highly experienced professional with 18 years of expertise in the field of trading and management within the fertilizer industry. Currently serving as the Head Trader Fertilizers at Licena Group, Igor holds a key position in overseeing and executing fertilizer trading operations.

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Head Trader Fertilizers

Igor Brattsev 

Igor Brattsev is a highly experienced professional with 30 years of expertise in the field of trading and management within the fertilizer industry. Currently serving as the Head Trader Fertilizers at Licena Group, Igor holds a key position in overseeing and executing fertilizer trading operations.

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Head Trader for Pulses

Soobian Ahmad

Soobian Ahmad is a seasoned professional with 11 years of experience in the fiield of Agri commodity trading, Trade Operations and research and consultancy. Currently serving as the Head Trader for Pulses at Licena Group, Soobian holds a pivotal role in overseeing trading activities in this sector. With a diverse job history, he has showcased his adaptability and expertise in various roles within the industry.

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Head Trader for Pulses & Oil Seeds

Soobian Ahmad 

Soobian Ahmad is a seasoned professional with 11 years of experience in the fiield of Agri commodity trading, Trade Operations and research and consultancy. Currently serving as the Head Trader for Pulses and Oil Seeds at Licena Group, Soobian holds a pivotal role in overseeing trading activities in this sector. With a diverse job history, he has showcased his adaptability and expertise in various roles within the industry.

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Head Trader Oil Products

Antonio De Santis

Antonio De Santis is a seasoned professional with a decade of experience in the dynamic world of oil products trading. Currently holding the position of Head Trader Oil Products at Licena Group, Antonio plays a pivotal role in shaping the company's trading strategies and contributing to its success in the oil products market.

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Head Trader Oil Products

Antonio De Santis

Antonio De Santis is a seasoned professional with a decade of experience in the dynamic world of oil products trading. Currently holding the position of Head Trader Oil Products at Licena Group, Antonio plays a pivotal role in shaping the company's trading strategies and contributing to its success in the oil products market.

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Head of Operations Dry Bulk

Eleonora Ursu

Eleonora Ursu is a highly seasoned professional with an impressive 17-year track record in the field of operations within the dry bulk industry. Currently serving as the Head of Operations Dry Bulk, Eleonora plays a pivotal role in overseeing and optimizing the operational aspects of this vital sector.

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Head of Operations Dry Bulk

Eleonora Ursu

Eleonora Ursu is a highly seasoned professional with an impressive 17-year track record in the field of operations within the dry bulk industry. Currently serving as the Head of Operations Dry Bulk, Eleonora plays a pivotal role in overseeing and optimizing the operational aspects of this vital sector.

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Marketing and Branding Manager

Mehdi Fakhkhari

Mehdi Fakhkhari is an accomplished marketing and branding professional with 6 years of experience. Currently serving as the Marketing and Branding Manager at Licena Group, Mehdi plays a pivotal role in shaping the company's marketing strategies and enhancing its brand presence.

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Marketing and Branding Manager

Mehdi Fakhkhari 

Mehdi Fakhkhari is an accomplished marketing and branding professional with 6 years of experience. Currently serving as the Marketing and Branding Manager at Licena Group, Mehdi plays a pivotal role in shaping the company's marketing strategies and enhancing its brand presence.

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Design consultant

Aslan Fakhri

Aslan is a multidisciplinary designer with a background in software development. He acts as a design consultant for Licena's digital platform and marketing website.

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Design consultant

Aslan Fakhri

Aslan is a multidisciplinary designer with a background in software development. He acts as a design consultant for Licena's digital platform and marketing website.

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Executive Assistant and Offiice Manager

Hassan Boujdour

Hassan Boujdour is a skilled professional with 10 years of experience in various administrative and managerial roles. Currently serving as the Executive Assistant and Offiice Manager at Licena Group, Hassan plays a pivotal role in ensuring smooth operations and providing executive support.

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Executive Assistant and Offiice Manager

Hassan Boujdour

Hassan Boujdour is a skilled professional with 10 years of experience in various administrative and managerial roles. Currently serving as the Executive Assistant and Offiice Manager at Licena Group, Hassan plays a pivotal role in ensuring smooth operations and providing executive support.

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Research Analyst

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Research Analyst

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Head Trader Oil

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Head Trader Grain

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Head Trader Grain

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Business Development Manager

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Business Development Manager

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Head of Operations Oil Products

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Head of Operations Oil Products

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Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

Our approach to diversity and inclusion goes beyond mere representation. We strive to create an environment where every individual feels valued, respected, and empowered to bring their authentic selves to work. By embracing diversity, we enrich our company culture, enhance decision-making processes, and drive innovation.

Our presence

With its headquarters in the UAE, Licena is strategically positioned to expand its presence with upcoming branches in Africa, Singapore, and Europe.

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