Walfredo Linhares is Chief Executive of Bioenergy, a subsidiary of Colombia’s national oil company Ecopetrol focused on the production of ethanol as an additive for gasoline and power co-generation. Walfredo led that JV’s facility in São Paulo, home to the largest aerobic fermentation vessels in the world, before joining Bioenergy in 2017.
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.
SYSTEMIQ was established to drive the implementation of the Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Irena Spazzapan joined SYSTEMIQ two years ago after a 13-year career in commodities at Goldman Sachs. Here, she talks to Jenita Riat, Director of EMEA Power, Gas & Energy Transition at Human Capital, about the evolution of SYSTEMIQ, her role, and the importance of commodities skillsets to energy transition.
Jose Arosa is President and CEO of AES Mexico and has more than 15 years’ experience working in the power markets of Latin America and the Middle East. Here, Jose talks to Andrew Watson, Head of Latin America at Human Capital, about the power landscape in Mexico and across the region.
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.
Raphael Barreau is a member of the Executive Committee of ENGIE Brazil, recently promoted to Chief Business Development Officer and Head of Innovation and Strategy. A Belgian who has worked in the energy sector across Latin America, Asia and the Middle East, he has been involved in a range of energy, infrastructure, gas and water development projects around the world throughout his career.
Founded in 2016 by commodity trading and technology experts Alex Chandy and David Corthorn, Texas-headquartered 2DA Analytics has developed software that enables optimal real-time scheduling decisions in commodities, capable of saving 15 cents per barrel in crude and refined products operations.
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
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