Inter-dealer brokerage TP ICAP in London has appointed Joanna Nader as Group Head of Strategy and Kasim Ali as Business Analyst - Commodities Trading. After being Chief Investment Officer at private equity house JRJ, Joanna became MD of RBC Capital Markets. Kasim previously consulted on energy portfolio management for ABB.
West Origination at Shell Energy North America in Houston is the new job for Valerie Barros. San Diego was her former location, during her seven years with EDF Renewables as Senior Power Marketer and Director - Renewable & Storage Product Development.
Seventeen years as a Centrica employee in the UK has ended for Leah Timmins with a switch to the London desk of Exelon Group electricity and gas supplier Constellation. Leah is named Senior Originator, recalling a position she filled until recently at Centrica in which she handled structured transactions and PPAs around UK power origination.
We head to Lukoil International Trading and Supply (LITASCO) in Geneva for the incoming Lead Power Trader: Mirko Ivanda. He was based in Hamburg until mid-2018, in a prop trader capacity across power commodities for Vattenfall Energy Trading.
Ten years ago, Lukas Gresnigt was starting out at Statkraft bulding its energy business in Europe. Next came almost three years being commercial director and subsequently operations VP of group offshoot SN Power Brazil, before transfers to Statkraft centres in Oslo and finally Amsterdam in cost control and asset management roles respectively. The end of the decade marks a change for Lukas, to SHV Energy of The Netherlands as Director-Renewables.
And bringing our power section to a close is Michael Hine who makes a short-distance move in London to leave Mitsui Bussan Commodities and join Freepoint Commodities. Michael’s job title at Mitsui Bussan was VP-Energy Derivatives Trading. At Freepoint that’s been swapped for becoming a Senior Energy Trader.
Ørsted’s new trading office in Chicago adds Brent Phelps as Senior Power Trader. He was last in Illinois as trader for E.on Global Commodities North America. His moves since then have been to Houston for Velocity Merchant Energy and to Kansas City with Evergy. The Ørsted platform in North America includes a name change for Lincoln Clean Energy of Texas (acquired in October 2018 and now renamed Ørsted) and the appointment of Declan Flanagan as CEO Onshore.
Jay Rustulka changes from being Director/Head-Long Term Portfolio Management for Danske Commodities in Aarhus to Head of Options & Structured Trading at Uniper in Düsseldorf. The change returns Jay to Uniper, as he was its Senior Structured Trader until 2017.
Congrats to Yunus Ozsomer on becoming JPMorgan Chase’s Exec Director-East Power Trading in Houston after four years as a Citi director in options trading. In previous times Yunus was a VP in structured trading at Merrill Lynch and a senior power trader for NextEra Energy Resources.
At the London desk of Jera Global Markets we now find Anton van Heesewijk, recruited from Cheniere Energy to be Head of Trading Strategy. Anton had been Cheniere’s senior manager for analytics and before that were spells in gas and LNG analysis for E.on and BP.
Louis Gervais joins hedge fund Millennium Management in Switzerland to become Portfolio Manager. Previously at Alpiq, Louis had been its senior prop trader in energy.
Alpiq Holdings in Lausanne has just announced the promotion of André Schnidrig from heading its Generation International business division to being its new CEO from January 2020. He also takes on the function of Head-Digital & Commerce on an interim basis, following the departure of Markus Brokhof. Markus is returning to Australia after twenty years to take up a new role as Chief Operating Officer with Australia’s largest utility, AGL. Mattias Zwicky steps up from the Thermal Power Generation business unit to succeed André as Head-Generation International.
Watch our CEO’s interview with Jan Voetmann, Head of Analytics at Ørsted, here for the inside track on data scientists.