Paul Davis

Global Head of Cocoa
Sucden Group


Paul Davis is a cocoa trader and manager; currently serving as Global Head of Cocoa at Sucden Group in Paris. Mr Davis started his career in Cocoa with Pacol Ltd., London in 1986; subsequently bought by the Man Group in 1987, serving as Managing Director of ED&F Man Cocoa Ltd from 1998 until 2006; joining Tropix Capital (part of the Ospraie Wingspan Group) in 2006 as founding Head of Trading until 2011; Mr Davis set up as founding partner Holland Capital Ltd in London with two pervious partners at ED&F Man. Before serving the Sucden Group in 2016, Mr Davis served as Global Head of Cocoa at Noble Group (2013-2015).

Amongst other senior advisory roles, Paul Davis serves as council and previously as Chairman of the FCC (2000-2009; 2018-), director of the ECA (2001-2006; 2018-), Chairman of the Cocoa Advisory Group (CAG) at LIFFE (2000-2006; 20012-2014) and currently serves as Director for the World Cocoa Foundation (2020-).