In 2018, Guokai opened subsidiary ASK Resources in Hong Kong, to begin expanding internationally; now in 2019 its move into the European market has arrived. This later chapter involves hiring Guillaume Taieb to be General Manager of a new ASK Resources office in Geneva to trade base metals in Europe. Guillaume was most recently Geneva-based as an LME and physical metals trader for Arc Resources, having moved there in 2010 from a junior trader slot at LDC.
At the Singapore office of Australian mining company South32, Majie Meng has joined to be Marketing Manager for nickel and lead/zinc concentrate. He transfers from Shanghai where he was a sourcing manager of raw materials such as nickel and chrome for Tsingshan Holdings. Until 2017, Majie had been a Sumitomo deputy section chief in trading rare metals as well as nickel, zinc and copper.
Hyohun (Kevin) Song is newly appointed Head of Zinc and Lead Trading-Asia for ThyssenKrupp in Singapore. At Awin Resource International since 2017 he had been Senior Trader in base metals for Asian markets. Earlier, Kevin was Lead marketing manager for Korea Zinc.
Cargill’s Shanghai office has welcomed Jake Hays to become Steel Trading Manager, responsible for the company’s steel trading business both domestically in China and internationally. His 13 years at Cargill have seen Jake mainly fill North American positions, in products ranging from industrial starch and biodiesel to agricultural crops. His most recent slot has been Chief Transformation Officer, based in Minnesota, leading Cargill’s ag supply chain network through operational change.
From Société Generale metals trading to LME Broker at Tullett Prebon is the path being followed by Andrew Patterson in London. Andrew was Senior Director-Metals London for the Newedge financial services company acquired by Société Generale in 2014 and went on to be EMEA Head at the commodities metals and iron ore desk of Société Generale Corporate & Investment Banking.
At Zug in Switzerland, Tiberius Group confirms appointing Monika Zientara as Senior Trader. Monika’s trading career in metals has previously been with LN Metals International, MRI Trading and (most recently) TMT Metals.