Åsa Emanuelsson founded Velody Trade in order to help clients bridge the gap between a client’s global trade needs and the services performed by its trading partners.

Prior to founding Velody Trade, Åsa worked as an international trade manager for multi-billion-dollar Sojitz Corporation of America. When the company decided to close its trade management solutions division, clients unanimously requested that Åsa continue to work with them, providing the same results-oriented managed services and trade consulting she had as a Sojitz employee.

Åsa Emanuelsson, President & Co-founder

Åsa has extensive experience in virtually every type of business and business function in international trade, including: business development, sourcing, supply chain, logistics, trade compliance, finance and operations.

In her most recent role as operations manager for Sojitz Corporation of America, she found great reward in utilizing her industry knowledge to advise her client portfolio of fast growing companies on everything from systems capabilities to trade finance. Using the business model she helped develop while at Sojitz, Åsa collaborates with best-in-class strategic partners such as brokers, forwarders, IT and financial solution providers to help clients increase profits, optimize operations and minimize risks.

Åsa believes that customer service is the absolute key to success, and she takes great pride in the relationships she has built with clients and strategic partners over the last decade.