About LDC


Since 1851, we’ve played a vital role in nourishing the world’s population.

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods.

Our activities across a diversified range of business lines span the entire value chain, from origination to distribution, helping to feed and clothe up to 500 million people every year.

Our strong values, rich heritage, and clear vision for a safe and sustainable future guide us in our work to contribute to the global effort of providing sustenance for a growing population.


Our entrepreneurial heritage stretches back nearly 170 years, with a rich family history that inspires our work to this day.

Our global business offers a wide variety of opportunities and career paths.

At LDC, we are committed to giving our employees the tools and opportunities they need to develop to their potential, wherever they are and whatever their role.

We help our people to evolve and hone their skills – on the job and through a variety of learning opportunities and training programs – based on continual feedback on performance and individual development discussions.

Have lunch with…
Prateek Bhardwaj – Head of Shared Services Center
Prateek  joined LDC seven years ago in India to set up the Center of Excellence for Execution, Derivatives and  Automation. He took over as the lead for the LDC shared services center in 2019 and is currently charting its transformation into a dynamic, agile firm while retaining the entrepreneurial values that have made LDC a behemoth in the commodities business.
An architect by profession, Prateek received his MBA in finance from HEC Paris in 2003. He has had a wildly diverse career, ranging from designing buildings to a process consulting startup to  managing  large global teams across derivative ops, finance, projects and risk for a bulge bracket global bank.
He prides himself on being a hands-on manager and a champion for driving change. As LDC embraces new innovations in the global food market, the opportunity for the SSC to reinvent itself is something close to his heart.
Prateek lives in Sofia with his wife and daughter. He is an avid reader and a very amateur golfer.