Lyon Polk
The Polk Wealth Management Group, Morgan Stanley
Michael Posner
NYU Stern School of Business

Dylan Pooley

Partner CIO

Geddes Capital Commodities

London, UK

Dylan Pooley

Biography

Dylan is the CIO and Founder at Geddes Capital Commodities (GCC). Geddes Capital Commodities is an innovative commodity trade finance company positioned to take advantage of the ’trade finance gap’ impacting small to medium-size enterprises, ultimately improving the trade balance and global growth of trade in and out of Sub Saharan Africa into global markets.

We like to partner with producers and traders to optimise their workflow processes, supporting them as both a funding partner and supply chain advisor to shorten delivery cycles, improve product quality and security as well as facilitating scalability of their supply chain without losing sight of vital due diligence. We are passionate about Africa and focus primarily on commodities which require little or no value add or production. He is responsible for capital raising, deal origination and sits as an executive on the credit committee.

Alongside his role as CIO, Dylan is a Business Specialist at Geddes Capital offering structured debt finance to small – medium sized enterprises in South Africa. He is responsible for capital raising, deal origination and sits as a non-executive on the credit committee.

Dylan is also the Founder Director of Inn8Innovation. Highly acclaimed for proposing a variety of strategies identifying and solving complicated transactions. Dylan is also an investor, director and sits on the Boards of numerous businesses.

With over 25 years’ global experience in investment banking, trading for ICBC, Citigroup, HSBC and Martin & Co. in Johannesburg and London, Dylan offers his highly developed personal skills and knowledge to clients, to help facilitate corporate and personal development.

Dylan Pooley’s Background

Partner CIO
Apr 2019 - Present
GCC is an independent commodity trade finance company which partners with producers & traders to optimize their workflow process in exporting to the rest of the world. GCC acts as both a funding partner & supply chain advisor to shorten delivery cycles, improve product quality, security & facilitate scalability of the client's supply chain.
Founder Director
Jan 2017 - Present
Based in the UK and South Africa, Dylan is a consultant, coach and mentor applying innovative and holistic strategies to accelerate skills and enable rapid transformation to business, executives, entrepreneurs and people in Africa.
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Other Business Interests

Investor & Board Member
Jan 2017 - Present
London, UK
A private network of seasoned investors and operators investing in partnership with outstanding entrepreneurs to build great companies.
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Thane Capital
Investor
Jan 2017 - Present
London, UK
Thane Capital is a property fund.
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