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Sariel Polatinsky

Africa Head: Base Metals & Mining


Sariel Polatinsky

Africa Head: Base Metals & Mining – South Africa

Sariel is based out of the Johannesburg representative office of Barak Fund, heading up the African Base Metals and Mining desk. He is responsible for deal origination and marketing of off takes that stem from the fund activities.

Sariel has over 10 year experience in the Commodity trading sector, having worked for global trading houses – Glencore and Noble Group. Prior to joining Barak, Sariel spent over 2 years as a Director of Global Base Metals at the Noble Group. He formed part of the executive team responsible for creating Noble’s global strategy, building strategic relationships with global suppliers/consumers and helped adjust Noble’s Base Metals business.

Before that he spent 8 years with Glencore, as a Physical Metals Trader based in the D.R. Congo, responsible for Glencore’s regional activities. He was responsible for setting up various strategic regional flows and joint ventures in the Metals, Warehousing and Fuel Space in Southern/Central Africa for Glencore.

Sariel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Management from the Academic College of Tel-Aviv.

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