Joe Nicosia

Head, Cotton Platform at Louis Dreyfus


Joe Nicosia is Head of the Cotton Platform for Louis Dreyfus Company, and Executive Vice President of Louis Dreyfus Company LLC. A US national, he graduated from Dartmouth College in 1981 with a bachelor of arts in economics, and joined the Group that same year as a grain trader in Minneapolis. In 1982 he transferred to Allenberg Cotton Co. in Memphis, and in 1985 assumed responsibility for cotton trading worldwide. He was previously Chief Executive Officer of Allenberg Cotton Co. from 1991 to 2012, and from 1989 to 2000 he also served as President of Allenberg Cotton Co. He was Director of Louis Dreyfus Corporation from 1995 to 2010. Since 2010, Joe has been Director and Vice President of LDC Holding Inc., and the coordinator of the trading and merchandizing activities of the cotton business. He is also a member of the board of directors of American Cotton Shippers, where he serves as Chairman of the Futures Committee.


  • Head, Cotton Platform

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