Speakers

Speakers

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Jean-Marc Leroy

Senior Executive Vice President, External Relations

Engie

Since 13 April 2018, Jean-Marc Leroy is Senior Executive Vice-President for External Relations. His role is to promote a global smart energy system underpinned by a sustainable and well-balanced energy mix.

Prior to that, Jean-Marc Leroy was Managing Director for Gas Chain at ENGIE. Between January 2009 and July 2015 he was Chief Executive Officer of Storengy, the underground gas storage operator of ENGIE.

Jean-Marc started his career in 1980 at EDF-GDF Services. Between 1997 and 2004, he held several key positions at Gaz de France : President’s Chief of Staff, Secretary of the Board, Deputy Vice President for Strategy, Vice President for External Relations and Internal Communication. Between 2005 and 2009 he was in charge of underground gas storage and LNG regasification terminals at Gaz de France and subsequently GDF SUEZ.

Since November 2015, he is President of Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE), now in its second mandate. Previously, between 2008 and 2013, he held the position of the President of Gas Storage Europe (GSE), the storage column of GIE.

In December 2015, he became Board member of Global Gas Centre within the framework of the World Energy Council and in October 2018 he was elected at the IGU Executive Committee.

Jean-Marc Leroy is also Chairman of the Supervisory Board of GRDF.

Moreover, Jean-Marc Leroy is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of ENSEEIHT, an engineering school of Toulouse’s University gathering 1200 students and focusing on energy, environment and IT. 

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Earl Burns

General Manager, Global Risk & Pricing

PHILLIPS 66

Earl Burns Jr. is general manager, Global Risk, Pricing & Enterprise Risk Management, for Phillips 66. He has more than 25 years of experience in the energy sector serving in various operating, financial, trading and supply roles.

Burns was previously manager, Americas Distillate Trading in the Commercial organization. Prior to that, he resided in London and held the role of manager, Crude Trading Europe, Med, Africa and Russia for Phillips 66 Limited, where he was responsible for all crude trading and supply activities.

He began his career with Mobil Oil Corporation in a variety of positions in the U.S., Africa and Latin America inclusive of treasury, financial trading, logistics and sales positions. Previously, Burns served as the crude trading manager for BP in Chicago as well as manager, Global Strategy and Commercial Development (Commercial Marine) at ConocoPhillips. Prior to his time at ConocoPhillips, Burns spent five years in the U.S. Naval Reserve, receiving an honorable discharge as Lieutenant.

Burns holds a Bachelor of Science degree in marine engineering from the United States Merchant Marine Academy (Kings Point), a Master of Science degree from Purdue University, and a Master of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
 

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Jens Gobel

Head of Power and Emissions Trading

ENI TRADING & SHIPPING

Jens Gobel started his career at Enron Capital & Trading in the Continental European Power desk in London in 1998. Eventually Jens served in various roles in Origination, Trading and Principal Investments at Enron’s offices in London, Houston and Frankfurt. In 2002 he joined Statkraft Markets in Germany as Head of Structuring and eventually assumed more commercial responsibility as Head of Origination for Western Europe, managing director of Statkraft’s Hungarian affiliate and “Prokurist” for Statkraft Markets GmbH.

In 2008 he joined the Leadership Team of Shell Energy Trading where he was responsible for Power Trading Development. After the merger with Shell Energy Europe Jens became Head of Structured Trading Power at the merged entity Shell Energy Europe. He also served on the Board of the Shell UK Pension trust company and served on its Investment Committee.

Since July 2013 Jens has been with eni Trading And Shipping in London and currently serves as Head of Power and Emissions Trading. Since June 2015 Jens has also been a Deputy Chairman on the EEX Exchange Council.

 

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Federico Tondi

Head of Technology Innovation

Shell

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Daniel Norton

Head of Energy Supply Hedging

Centrica

Daniel leads the team buying gas, electricity and renewable certificates for British Gas’ residential and business customers – the largest supply portfolio in the UK. He is responsible for complying with the obligations placed on UK energy retailers and reporting on the carbon intensity of the fuel mix. More than ever, he finds that this activity is driven by customers’ requirements for green energy supply and sourcing products to meet those needs.

Vincent Verbeke

Head of Energy Transition Services and Short Term Power

Engie

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Jonas Nihoej

Director of Energy Trade

European Energy

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Ben Archer

Head of Risk Management

Gazprom Energy

Ben is responsible for the overall Gazprom Energy Risk Framework. Ben joined Gazprom Marketing & Trading Retail Limited in 2013 as Retail Risk Manager and subsequently became Head of Risk of Gazprom Marketing & Trading Retail Limited. Prior to joining GM&T Ben was Head of Risk for Crown Commercial Services (Energy) and held numerous positions at Eon Energy Trading. Ben holds a BSc degree in Physics from the University of Loughborough, UK.

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Joaquin Narro

Director

Alcazar Investment Management

Dr Joaquin Narro, Managing Director, Alcazar Investment Management Ltd

Joaquin is an energy professional with experience encompassing investment management, quantitative analysis, risk management, business development and entrepreneurship:

  • 2012 – current: Managing Director, Alcazar Investment Management Ltd
  • 2009 – 2012: Head of Structured Trading, Vattenfall
  • 2005 – 2008: Co-founder, Head of Energy and Portfolio Manager, Cumulus Asset Management
  • 2003 – 2005: Senior Trader, Cross-Commodity Trading, Vattenfall
  • 2001 – 2002: Trader, Weather Arbitrage, Aquila Energy

Joaquin has a PhD in Nuclear Physics and a degree in Theoretical Physics.

Christoph Bilshausen

Head Origination Germany

Axpo

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Dario Ghazi

Head of Trading and Pricing

Isupply Energy

Dario is Head of Trading & Pricing at iSupplyEnergy where he is responsible for growing the Downstream trading operations function including: Power and Natural Gas residential demand hedging, Processes & Tools to improve hedging activities, Origination and continuously innovate a competitive retail Pricing Strategy. Previously Dario held positions of Structured Trading Manager and Head of Trading & Analytics at Petronas, and before that worked as Quantitative Analyst at Centrica's Asset Trading desk.

Ulrich Adamheit

Head of Business Risk Analysis

Vattenfall

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Ennio Siracusa

Head of Financial Planning and Control, Financial Risk and Corporate Finance

Saipem

Siracusa Ennio has 18 years of professional experience in Corporate Finance covering different roles in financial risk management and treasury fields, mostly within multinational corporations in the Energy Sector. During his career he has contributed in setting up several treasury centers in Belgium, United States and The Netherlands gaining a broad and deep understanding of financial risk management processes and best practices. Ennio worked, among other things, on restructuring of existing and building up of new financial risk management processes, advising companies on the most efficient financial risk management solutions. His career path has allowed him to get a throughout skillset in managing and controlling financial risks under a constantly changing market environment and business frameworks.

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Richard Fullarton

Founder and Chief Investment Officer

Matilda Capital Management Ltd

Richard is founder and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Matilda Capital Management, a commodity derivatives fund manager specialising in relative value strategies in oil, products and natural gas. He previously worked at Glencore where he was a Senior Energy Derivatives Portfolio Manager and at Shell Trading London where he was the Team Leader Crude Oil Derivatives Trading for over thirteen years and instrumental in building the company’s global crude oil and product options trading business. He was educated in Australia

Etienne Amic

CEO

VAKT

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Harry Huang

Head of Gas, Power and Derivatives Trading

PetroChina International Co. Ltd

Harry Huang has over 20 years’ experience in the European energy industry. He is currently the Head of Trading for PetroChina International (London) Co. Ltd. In this role, he is responsible for the company’s trading in European physical gas and power as well as in all other energy derivatives including crude oil, refined products, carbon emissions and coal. Prior to joining PetroChina in 2013, Harry spent over 10 years with Statoil and held various positions in trading and structuring, including setting up their flexibility and options trading desk. His earlier career was with National Power PLC in the UK and TXU Europe Energy Trading in Switzerland where he had roles ranging from project management, analysis and risk management. Harry holds a bachelor’s degree from Tsinghua University in Beijing and a PhD from Imperial College in London

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Monica Caamano

Director

Alcazar Investment Management

Dr Monica Caamano, Director, Alcazar Investment Management Ltd

Monica has been Head of Research at Alcazar Investment Management Ltd since 2012. She has experience in research and development of quantitative models (focussing on commodity markets); implementing proprietary derivatives trading strategies; Portfolio management including analysis, trading and execution as well as risk management. Monica has a PhD in Nuclear Physics and a degree in Physical Sciences.

Ade Adeola

Managing Director, Energy and Natural Resources

Standard Chartered Bank

Cédric Rashid

Senior Market Risk Analyst, Deputy Head

Axpo Group

Oliver Sherlock

Market Risk Analyst

Gazprom Energy

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Torsten Amelung

Managing Director

STATKRAFT MARKETS

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Dan Edgerton

Head of Hedging and Portfolio Risk

E.ON ENERGY MARKETS

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Aviv Handler

Managing Director

ETR Advisory

Aviv Handler, Managing Director, ETR ADVISORY
Aviv is the Managing Director of ETR Advisory, a niche consultancy which provides advice and services to the energy and commodity markets in the understanding, preparation and implementation of European Energy and Commodity Market Regulations. He focuses focus on all streams of regulation including EMIR, REMIT, MiFiD II and CRD IV as well as applicable rules across the globe. He has domain expertise in compliance (REMIT, EMIR, MiFiD, Basel II/III, CAD, CRD IV),credit risk, commodity and energy trading (gas, power, oil), with extensive knowledge of regulation , credit, risk and ETRM systems and well as financial messaging

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Paul Hallas

Brexit Project Manager

CENTRICA

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Lawrence Haar

Senior Lecturer, Department of Accounting & Finance

LINCOLN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SCHOOL

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Clemens Mann

Head Risk Management

AXPO SERVICES

Peter Styles

Chairman of the Electricity Committee

EFET

Since 2000 Peter has been a Board Member of the European Federation of Energy Traders (EFET) and Chairman of the Electricity Committee of EFET. Since 2010 he has been an Honorary Associate at Dundee University,where he is attached to the Global Faculty. His career in the 1980s and 1990s encompassed project work in upstream oil and gas, power plant development, the management of a gas pipeline business and the establishment of the first and largest pan-European energy trading business.

PANEL: Electricity trading market overview

Moderator: Peter Styles, Chairman of the Electricity Committee, EFET

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Alberto Pototschnig

Director

ACER

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Henrik Specht

Director Risk Analysis and Deputy CRO

VATTENFALL

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Matt Wieckowski

Case Handler, DG Comp

EUROPEAN COMMISSION

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Elisa Scarpa

Head of Market Analysis, Structuring & Pricing

EDISON, EDF GROUP

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Tobias Sperr

Director Hedging & Business Development

VATTENFALL

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Guido Pasternack

Head of Political Affairs

UNIPER GLOBAL COMMODITIES

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Danila Bochkarev

Senior Fellow, Energy Security

EASTWEST INSTITUTE

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Joaquín Narro

Managing Director

ALCAZAR INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

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Federica Strumia

Head of Risk Analysis & Control

NESTE

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André Jäger

Senior Vice President, Product Management

Openlink

André Jäger has worked for Openlink since 2004, starting as an Endur product consultant out of our Berlin office. Mr. Jäger currently serves as Head of Energy & Commodities in the Product Management Team responsible for Openlink’s  Endur and Rightangle solutions.

Since joining Openlink in 2004, Mr. Jäger has been involved in numerous European and International Implementations, transitioning from a consultant to become a local product manager responsible for Central European Sales Support.

In 2013, Mr. Jäger took on his current role as Head of Energy & Commodities Product Management. His responsibilities include managing and overseeing Openlink’s Energy & Commodities Product Management Team. In addition to his Product Management responsibilities, since 2015, he is heading the Berlin office.

Mr. Jäger holds a Master of Science in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology and Diplom-Ingenieur (Wirtschaftsingenieurwesen) degree from the Technische Universität Berlin.

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Joseph Mikael

Financial and Credit Risk Modelling Project Manager

EDF

Joseph is Head of Financial and Counterparty Risk Modelling at EDF and responsible for the application of artificial intelligence in energy market risk management.

Previously Joseph has worked as a Quantitative Analyst at Dexia and at Thomson Reuters.  

 


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Jon Stamp

Independent Consultant

Jon Stamp is an independent consultant specialising in Energy Risk Management. He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and has broad experience of the energy industry. He began his career in Generation, moved to wholesale trading, origination and latterly has worked in retail energy supply. Jon has worked extensively across the UK, US and European energy markets. A senior energy executive, until March 2017 he was Director of Retail Energy Management for npower, now part of the Innogy Group, responsible for risk management across the entire retail portfolio and leading the wholesale team across Europe. He is now working with a broad range of participants in the market advising on all aspects of the commercial management of risk in the energy industry.

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Jens Gobel

Head of Power and Emissions Trading

ENI TRADING & SHIPPING

Jens Gobel started his career at Enron Capital & Trading in the Continental European Power desk in London in 1998. Eventually Jens served in various roles in Origination, Trading and Principal Investments at Enron’s offices in London, Houston and Frankfurt. In 2002 he joined Statkraft Markets in Germany as Head of Structuring and eventually assumed more commercial responsibility as Head of Origination for Western Europe, managing director of Statkraft’s Hungarian affiliate and “Prokurist” for Statkraft Markets GmbH.

In 2008 he joined the Leadership Team of Shell Energy Trading where he was responsible for Power Trading Development. After the merger with Shell Energy Europe Jens became Head of Structured Trading Power at the merged entity Shell Energy Europe. He also served on the Board of the Shell UK Pension trust company and served on its Investment Committee.

Since July 2013 Jens has been with eni Trading And Shipping in London and currently serves as Head of Power and Emissions Trading. Since June 2015 Jens has also been a Deputy Chairman on the EEX Exchange Council.

 

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Akexander MacDonald

CEO

EUROPEAN VENUES AND INTERMEDIARIES ASSOCIATION

Alexander McDonald has been CEO of European Venues and Intermediaries Association (“EVIA”), previously known as the Wholesale Market Brokers Association (“WMBA”) and the London Energy Brokers Association (“LEBA”) since 2009. The trade association promotes and enhances the value and competitiveness of wholesale markets trading venues, platforms and arranging intermediaries.

Prior to joining WMBA, Alex has spent his career as Managing Director in the Treasury and Trading divisions of JP Morgan, Goldman Sachs and Credit Suisse, before moving into Fund Management where he worked for Bluecrest, Olea and BSAM as either Portfolio Manager or Principle. He holds an MA from Cambridge University in Geophysics/Geochemistry.

 

Ignacio Zumalave

Head of Electricity Operation for Iberia

IBERDROLA

Master industrial engineer and master engineer in industrial organization. Expert in day ahead and balancing markets and renewables integration with more than 10 years’ experience. 

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Francisco Goncalves

Regulatory Affairs

Gazprom Marketing & Trading

Francisco has worked for the EU Commission, ENI, South Stream pipeline project and Gazprom Marketing & Trading. His expertise covers electricity, carbon and gas markets across Europe – including Italy, France, Belgium, Spain, Netherlands and UK. Francisco has been involved in pushing for reforming the ETS, particularly regarding overlapping policies.

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Peter Helles

Head, European Energy Research and Commodity Quantitative Research

BANK OF AMERICA MERRILL LYNCH

Peter Helles is a commodity strategy with Bank of America Merrill Lynch's research department, based in London. His focus is on energy commodities including oil, natural gas and thermal coal fundamental analysis, as well as systematic quantitative investment strategies in commodities. He contributes to Research publications such as the Global Energy Weekly, the Commodity Strategist, Energy Strategist and Commodity Portfolio Monthly. Helles holds a Bachelor (hons) degree in Finance and Economics from Massey University, New Zealand, and a Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics. 

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Adrian Coleridge

Head of Regulatory Strategy and Global Risk

RWE SUPPLY & TRADING

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Dario Ghazi

Head of Trading and Pricing

Isupply Energy

Dario is Head of Trading & Pricing at iSupplyEnergy where he is responsible for growing the Downstream trading operations function including: Power and Natural Gas residential demand hedging, Processes & Tools to improve hedging activities, Origination and continuously innovate a competitive retail Pricing Strategy. Previously Dario held positions of Structured Trading Manager and Head of Trading & Analytics at Petronas, and before that worked as Quantitative Analyst at Centrica's Asset Trading desk.

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Irfana Malik

Group Risk Officer

KLESCH GROUP

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Liliya van Hal

Head of Business Engineering

STATKRAFT MARKETS GMBH