In January 2020, EDF Trading appointed its first female head when Béatrice Bigois, then Managing Director for Customers at EDF Energy, became one of the few female leaders of a major trading house. Here, she talks to Damian Stewart, Managing Partner EMEA and Asia at Human Capital, about culture, strategy, and building a trading platform for the future.
In February 2020 Catherine Newman joined Limejump, the clean energy technology company acquired by Shell in 2019. Six months later and in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, she was appointed CEO. Here, she talks about what makes Limejump special, and her plans to clean up energy from the inside out.
As the CEO of a fuel bunkering business that resold an estimated 5.5 million tons of marine fuel in 2019, Cem Saral embarked on 2020 with trepidation as the International Maritime Organisation imposed new sulphur limits on marine fueloil. In fact, what looked at times like a perfect storm didn’t turn out so bad, he tells Damian Stewart, Managing Partner EMEA & Asia at Human Capital.
Born into shipping and a ship owner himself, Ioannis Martinos is now on a mission to modernise the industry using his Signal Ocean software engine and by backing other innovators. Here, he talks to Damian Stewart, Managing Partner EMEA & Asia at Human Capital, about convincing his peers of the merits of digitisation.
Days before announcing a proposal to shut the iconic open-outcry trading floor at the London Metal Exchange, its chief executive Matt Chamberlain sat down with Damian Stewart, Managing Partner EMEA & Asia at Human Capital, to talk about digitisation and changing the face of a 144-year-old institution.
Domenico De Luca is a member of the management team at Axpo, Switzerland’s largest producer of renewable energy and a growing force in international energy trading. Here he talks about Axpo’s position in the market and how it must continue to evolve in order to maintain its competitive edge.
Edouard Neviaski has been CEO of the Global Energy Management business unit at ENGIE since 2015, and in that time has been pushing through a major programme of change. Now grappling with the impact of Covid-19 on the operating model, here he tells Damian Stewart, Managing Partner EMEA and Asia at Human Capital, about how the company has transformed.
Frédéric H. Barnaud joined Singapore-based natural gas & LNG player Pavilion Energy two and half years ago, with a remit to expand the business and position it as a leader on the world stage. He has hit the ground running – here he talks to Damian Stewart, Managing Partner at Human Capital, about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
A Hamburg-based family business that covers international oil trading, tank storage logistics and aviation fuelling, Marquard & Bahls is entering a new phase of growth thanks to a robust balance sheet and newly embedded leadership team. CEO Mark Garrett, who joined two years ago from chemicals giant Borealis, tells Damian Stewart, Managing Partner at Human Capital, about his plans for the business.
Helle Østergaard Kristiansen was appointed as Danske Commodities’ new CEO, succeeding the company’s high-profile founder and becoming the world’s first female CEO in the energy trading sector. A year on, after a planned trip to Aarhas was postponed due to Coronavirus, she talks via videoconference to Damian Stewart, Managing Partner at Human Capital.
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