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.
Martin Fraenkel spent 30 years working in the commodities markets before joining S&P Global Platts in 2015. His long career as a customer of the commodities and energy information and benchmark prices provider means he is ideally placed to understand client needs, he tells Damian Stewart, Managing Partner EMEA & Asia at Human Capital
Torbjörn Törnqvist has spent more than 30 years in the oil and gas industry and co-founded Gunvor Group in 2000, building it into one of the world’s largest trading houses by turnover. A Swedish citizen, he is also a keen sailor and owner of Artemis Racing, which represented Sweden in the 34th and 35th editions of the America’s Cup.
Sanjeev Gupta leads the fast-growing GFG Alliance, a worldwide industrial group headquartered in London. Damian Stewart, Managing Partner EMEA & Asia at Human Capital, sat down with him in London to discuss what lies ahead.
A well-known figure within energy trading, Philippe Khoury joined the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in April last year, tasked with establishing and building out the company’s new trading function. Here, Damian Stewart, Managing Partner, EMEA & Asia, at Human Capital, sat down with him to discuss progress to date, and what lies ahead
Etienne Amic took the helm at VAKT, the commodities trading blockchain business, in February, after a career spanning an oil major, a bank and a trading house. Here, Damian Stewart, Managing Partner, EMEA & Asia, at Human Capital, sat down with him to discuss his vision for a commodities revolution
Nick O’Kane relocated from Houston to London in July following his promotion to lead commodities and global markets for Macquarie. Paul Chapman, Managing Partner, Americas, at Human Capital, sat down with him to talk about what makes the bank so special.
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