Meet the Team

Global connections & local solutions for the food & feed industry

Key Executives

Chris Whitwell - Basis Commodities

Passionate & Resourceful with over 27 years’ experience in developing and managing teams for a number of major commodity companies including GrainCorp, AWB & Sucden across Asia / Oceania, the Middle East, Europe & Africa. Chris founded Basis Commodities in 2014.

Chris Whitwell
Managing Director

Elias Azar - Basis Commodities

Elias is based in Dubai and brings over 25 years’ experience working in various family businesses across agricultural project management, trading and real estate. Elias joined Basis in 2017 and is responsible for our trade executions and Dubai Office operations.

Elias Azar
General Manager - Dubai

Chris Whitwell - Basis Commodities

Chris Whitwell

Managing Director
Passionate & Resourceful with over 27 years’ experience in developing and managing teams for a number of major commodity companies including GrainCorp, AWB & Sucden across Asia / Oceania, the Middle East, Europe & Africa. Chris founded Basis Commodities in 2014.
Steven Foote - Basis Commodities

Steven’s previous roles encompass commodity trading, foreign exchange, banking, shipping, logistics, contract, documentation and operations. Prior to joining Basis in 2019 Steven was Group GM at UWE and Container Trader/Manager at GrainCorp. Steven is also a Director of Two Rivers Agri Group.

Steven Foote
Finance Manager

Steven Foote - Basis Commodities

Steven Foote

Finance Manager
Steven’s previous roles encompass commodity trading, foreign exchange, banking, shipping, logistics, contract, documentation and operations. Prior to joining Basis in 2019 Steven was Group GM at UWE and Container Trader/Manager at GrainCorp. Steven is also a Director of Two Rivers Agri Group.
Elias Azar - Basis Commodities

Elias Azar

General Manager - Dubai
Elias is based in Dubai and brings over 25 years’ experience working in various family businesses across agricultural project management, trading and real estate. Elias joined Basis in 2017 and is responsible for our trade executions and Dubai Office operations.

Who We Are

Contact Us

Basis Commodities Pty Ltd
PO Box 340, Northbridge
NSW 1560, Australia

Ph. +61 (0)2 9967 2481

Basis Commodities Consulting DMCC
PO Box 488112
Dubai, UAE

Ph. +971 (0) 55 92 600 60 (UAE)

Ph. +961 70 670 412 (Lebanon)

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