International Business House

International Business House is the trusted global provider of business intelligence through conferences and training to the world’s leading OIL & GAS businesses.


•  COURSES 2024  •





17 - 28 June 2024 | ICE Futures Europe, London, UK



He traded oil and energy in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia during a career that spanned eighteen years. He has worked for an oil major, a top trading company, and investment banks. He has extensive experience in supply and trading for refining systems as well as the challenges of running proprietary physical trading books in Europe, Africa, and Asia.

His experience was rounded out with several years of trading derivatives for investment banks in the Asia-Pacific region. Since leaving trading in 2008 has taught finance and trading at top French business schools, presented corporate training in commodities and energy in France and abroad, and consulted with top European companies on trading and contract arbitration. He is bilingual in French and English and resides in the South of France.


He joined BP after graduating from Cambridge University. During his front-line trading career he traded product derivatives, and
both paper and physical Crude Oil. Then became Head of Fuel Oil Trading for Europe and the USA. In this Book Leader role
grew the book significantly in both scope and profitability over 5 years. Was also heavily involved in BP’s trader selection,
training and mentoring.


He has spent 20 years of his career working in oil trading. He was regarded as an industry expert in the area of trading operations for
crude oils in the North Sea and Middle East before progressing to a senior leadership position within BP’s international trading division.
As Head of Supply was directly responsible for the trading teams which were optimising the purchase and risk management of
75 million m3 p.a. of petroleum products. More recently he was the Executive Chairman of Smart Global Trading.


He has over 20 years experience working in the oil and gas industry, within the back, mid and front office. As an Equity Crude and
Gas trader at BP he helped build a complex portfolio of trading books based in Germany. Has extensive experience developing
risk management reporting, trader exposure and profit and loss systems for various clients. He has been a key participant in the design
and development of simulation based trader training programmes.


Has worked in the energy markets since 1986 when he joined Man International as a broker on the oil desk. He specialised in futures and options and qualified as a trader in the IPE option pit. He executed the first principal OTC oil deals for Man and became head of the energy desk in London. He moved over to the OTC energy market in 1997 and worked for Koch Petroleum Group helping to develop their energy derivatives business.


Has worked in the oil industry for more than thirty years. From 2005 to 2014 he was Head of Research for Vitol and before that was Senior Vice President at KBC Process Technologies. He began his career at the oil industry consultancy Petroleum Economics Limited, where he was eventually Managing Director before its purchase by KBC. He is now running his own training and consultancy company, Montauroux Services Limited.


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