|Director, AGT Foods|
Andrew Jacobs joined his family’s business A. Poortman (London) Ltd in 1971 and during his early business education worked on farms and in processing facilities in Canada & New Zealand. Andrew was a pioneer of opening up pulses from China to the European market, having worked in China since 1973. Andrew became Managing Director of Poortman in 1989. Andrew sat on GAFTA Contracts Committee and helped draft contracts 23, 24, 88 & 89; Andrew also served on Gafta International Pulse Committee. Andrew chairs GPC (CICILS) Dispute Resolution Group and designed and delivered GPC (CICILS) Mediation training. Currently Andrew sits on IYOP Oversight Committee and chairs IYOP UK National Promotion Group.