Ferrous fireside chats: Colakoglu Metalurji and One World Commodities


Event type: Webinar - hosted on the LME BrightTalk webinar channel

Available to watch on demand

Alberto Xodo - VP Sales, LME
Paul Bridgman - Director, One World Commodities
Ugur Dalbeler - CEO, Colakoglu Metalurji
Viral Shah - Senior Pricing Specialist, S&P Global Platts


The LME welcomes S&P Global Platts, Colakoglu Metalurji and One World Commodities for a discussion on ferrous commodity markets.

We will cover topics including:

  • Updates on the most recent developments in the steel and scrap markets
  • The impact of COVID-19 on the steel industry and the outlook for 2021
  • Real life examples of using derivatives to create value

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Presenter biographies:

Alberto Xodo – VP Sales, LME
Alberto Xodo, VP Sales at the LME, has worked on various strategic initiatives for the Exchange, including the launch of new contracts, the development of its steel futures market and the launch of the Registered Intermediating Broker membership category. He joined the London Metal Exchange in December 2014 and has been a member of the LME Nickel and LME Steel Committees since 2015. Previously, he was working in the Transaction Services team of PwC with focus on strategy consulting and commercial due diligence for the financial services industry.

Paul Bridgman Director, One World Commodities
Paul Bridgman, Director and Owner of One World Commodities has fifteen years’ experience trading in the ferrous scrap industry across all continents. Currently his main focus is on the Pakistan and Far East markets whilst also following the Turkish market closely for its significance in global pricing. On the physical side he actively trades steel scrap and ferro alloys in containers and bulk shipments. He is also an active trader in LME ferrous contracts and is always looking for opportunities to use the LME contracts to add value throughout the supply chain.

Ugur Dalbeler CEO, Colakoglu Metalurji
Ugur Dalbeler, CEO at Colakoglu Metalurji graduated from the Middle East Technical University Department of Metallurgy and Material Science and then joined Colakoglu Metallurgy in 1986 as a sales expert. He served as Sales Manager from 1988 to 1995 and Trade and Finance Coordinator from 1995 to 2005 and then went on to be CEO which has been his role ever since. Ugur also holds titles as Vice Chairman of Turkish Steel Exporters Association and Board Member of Turkish Steel Producers Association and Executive Commitee member of World Steel Producers Association.

Viral Shah Senior Pricing Specialist, S&P Global Platts
Viral Shah is a senior market and pricing analyst at S&P Global Platts, covering the scrap and long steel pricing complex, predominantly focusing on Turkey and the EU markets. He has covered the EMEA steel markets for over four years, and holds a financial journalism MA from City University London and Aarhus University, Denmark, as well as a BA in English Literature from the University of Warwick.