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.






VIRTUAL: International Oil Trader Academy

5-16 September, 2022



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 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. Later moved over to the OTC energy market in 1997 and worked for Koch Petroleum Group helping to develop their energy derivatives business.


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 7 years. Was also heavily involved in BP’s trader selection, training and mentoring.


He has spent 30 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.



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