A guest lecture was organized for the management students of SRMS IBS on 2 December to improve their understanding about the commodities and career avenues in the sector. It is important to develop an understanding of the commodity industry because it holds great potential for job opportunities and because of the sector’s importance to the economy.
The speaker for the session was Mr. S D Mishra, Regional Head – Multi Commodity Exchange of India, who talked about commodities exchange and career in commodities trading. He enlightened the students about different result areas in commodities trading like research, business development, operations, surveillance and risk management, training, agri-finance, agri-marketing, collateral management, and consultancy.
Students were informed about different career opportunities with commodities exchanges, broking firms, manufacturing firms, FMCG companies, retail firm, banks, and mutual funds. Mr Mishra also apprised the students about the different certifications available to increase their employability for this sector.