Management Team

   

Alex Loftus

Advisory Board

Alex Loftus

Advisory Board Member

Past Leadership Roles

  • Executive Vice President – Business Ventures & Development, CAMAC International Ltd (1994 – 1997 & 2002 – 2013)
  • Chief Operating Officer, Trading – CAMAC International (2007 – 2013)
  • VP – Turner Mason & Company (1997 – 2002)

Alex is a high profile individual within the global oil and gas industry with over 40 years of experience in US and international markets. In his early career he held several senior positions at prestigious consulting firms specializing in the analysis of the global crude oil and refined products markets. Alex has also served as Executive Vice President of an International E & P Company (CAMAC) with exploration assets in West Africa (2002 – 2013) and as Chief Operating Officer oversaw the Trading Division from 2007 until his retirement in 2013.

Alex holds a degree in Economics & Finance from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School, and is continually invited as a guest speaker to several academic forums including Wharton and Harvard Business Schools.

Norman Hay

Advisory Board

Norman Hay

Advisory Board Member

Past Leadership Roles at Cargill

  • President of Cargill International S.A (2005 – 2014)
  • Business Unit Leader, Petroleum (2012 – 2014)
  • Platform Leader Energy, Transportation & Metals (2005 – 2012)
  • CEO, Renessen (Cargill JV with Monsanto) (1999 – 2005)
  • President, North American Grain Trading (1995 – 1999)
  • Head of Global Grain Merchandising (1991 – 1995)

During an expansive 38 year career with Cargill Norman held a variety of senior roles in commodity trading and merchandising that spanned the breadth of their activities in grains, freight, metals and petroleum. This culminated in him leading the international trading business, Cargill International S.A, from 2005 until his retirement in 2014.

Norman retains an active portfolio of business interests and continues to serve as Vice-President of GTSA (Geneva Trading Shipping Association) and as a Board Member of the Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce.

 
 
 
 

Ravi Chawda

Managing Director - Houston

Ravi Chawda

Managing Director - Houston

Ravi is a business-focused, creative, results-driven professional with significant senior level experience gained across a range of physical energy, commodity and financial asset classes focusing on front office and executive positions. By retaining strong relationships globally, Ravi continues to serve as a trusted advisor to some of the world’s leading energy and commodity market participants, including acting as the sole supplier to two global organizations.

Ravi began his financial career at Morgan Stanley, where he spent seven years working in sales across asset classes in London, New York, and Hong Kong. A search career that spans over 10 years, Ravi built a successful European based Energy Search Firm backed by one of the UK’s leading private equity firms in the recruitment sector.

Philip Muir

Managing Director - London

Philip Muir

Managing Director - London

Philip is a dedicated, delivery focused professional best known for his entrepreneurial, strategic, “pay-it-forwards” approach to his profession. Successfully placing senior executives in the energy, metals and FX complex, Philip has developed an expansive high-level network including some of the world’s best known banks, private trading houses, utilities and investment platforms.

Philip began his financial services career at Schroders where he spent 3 years as an Analyst/PM covering Emerging Market Equities, Debt and Currencies. He moved into Executive Search in 2004 and over a nine year period built a successful franchise spanning both FX and Commodities for a leading private search firm based in London.

 
 
 
 

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