Charles spent his early years between the Ivory Coast and the UK, before moving out to the Philippines to complete his secondary education. After studying the International Baccalaureate at the British School of Manila, Charles read Geography with Quantitative Research Methods at the University of Bristol, graduating with a BSc honours (2.1). Charles’ interest in commodities and emerging markets drew him to Vallis Commodities Limited in June 2015. Originally a member of the West Africa team, Charles is now the Commercial Manager for VTAS Marine and Cargo Services. Charles spends his free time playing football and tennis, and is an avid scuba diver whenever he finds the opportunity.