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Noble Group

Noble Group
Company nameNoble Group Limited
Company typePublic, SGX: N21
IndustryAgriculture, Metals, Minerals, Energy, Logistics
Founded1986
HeadquartersHong Kong
Key peopleRichard Elman (Chairman), David Eldon (Senior Independent Non-executive Director), Harindarpal Banga (Vice Chairman), Ricardo Leiman (CEO)
Productssoybeans, oil seeds, grains, coffee, cocoa, sugar, cotton, coal, clean fuels e.g. ethanol, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, vessel chartering and management
RevenueUS$ 36.1 billion (2008 sales)

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Noble Group Limited (Sgx - N21) is a global commodities trading/supply chain manager of agricultural, industrial and energy products. Noble manages a diversified portfolio of essential raw materials, integrating the sourcing, marketing, processing, financing and transportation.

With 2008 revenues of US$36.1 billion, Noble continues its transition to owning and managing more strategic assets, sourcing from low cost producers such as Brazil, Australia and Indonesia and supplying to high growth demand markets including China, India and the Middle East. Noble owns coal and iron ore mines, grain crushing facilities, sugar and ethanol plants, vessels, ports and other infrastructure.

Noble is a global supply chain manager of agricultural and energy products, metals and minerals. The Group operates from over 150 offices and plants in 38 countries, employing approximately 70 nationalities. Noble manages a diversified portfolio of essential raw materials, integrating the sourcing, marketing, processing, financing and transportation. With revenue for the nine months ended 30 September 2010 exceeding US$39billion, Noble owns and manages an array of strategic assets, sourcing from low cost producers such as Brazil, Argentina, Australia and Indonesia and supplying to high growth demand markets including China, India and the Middle East. Noble has interests in grain crushing facilities, coal and iron ore mines, fuel terminals and storage facilities, sugar and ethanol plants, vessels, ports and other infrastructure.

In late 2009, Noble achieved "Investment Grade" ratings (Baa3) from Moody's Investors Service and (BBB-) from Standard & Poor's, complementing its initial "Investment Grade" rating (BBB-) from Fitch the previous year. In addition, Noble Group is among the 30 securities listed on the Straits Times Index.


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