Who we are

The Mergence Commodity Finance team has extensive experience in commodity trade & finance, investments, advisory services and physical trading in Africa.

Frank Williams, Director

After completing his Honours degree at the University of Cape Town in Financial Analysis and Portfolio Optimisation Franklin moved into the financial industry with a focus on soft commodity and agricultural transactions.

He has spent time at the Office of the Auditor General focusing on the audits of the National Treasury and South African Revenue Service, then moving on to Rand Merchant Bank where he completed an internship focused on soft commodities culminating in him joining their Structured Trade Desk. Following this Franklin spent time at Standard Bank of South Africa, Standard Chartered Bank and the Landbank’s Corporate Finance team before joining Riparian (now Mergence Commodity Finance) in January 2016.