Pierre Eladari

Pierre Eladari

Chief Executive Officer

Joined Trafigura in 2004 and led the carve-out process of Puma Energy. Previously, Pierre spent three years at the Boston Consulting Group on a range of international assignments. Before that, Pierre was employed by Elf (now Total) in a variety of international roles in its downstream and trading divisions. Pierre holds an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and engineering degree from Ecole des Mines de Paris.


Denis Chazarain

Denis Chazarain

Chief Financial Officer

Joined Puma Energy in September 2008 as CFO. Denis has had various finance roles at Total (downstream), Addax & Oryx (CFO and GM of Downstream) and Vallourec (CFO of Oil and Gas division). Denis holds a MPhil in international relations from Panthéon-Sorbonne Université and MCs from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.


Duncan Armstrong

Duncan Armstrong

Global Head of Storage

Duncan joined in 2009 as Manager for Trafigura and Puma Energy’s global storage and supply business. Duncan has previously worked for independent refining company, Petroplus, and prior to that as a supply trader for Elf in the UK, and as a Refinery Process Engineer at Elf’s Milford Haven refinery in Wales. Duncan holds a BEng in chemical engineering from Birmingham University, UK.


Rodrigo Zavala

Rodrigo Zavala

Chief Operating Officer, Americas

Rodrigo joined us in 2011 to lead the merger of Exxon’s Centam storage facilities into the business and then became our general manager in Paraguay. Previously, Rodrigo spent 11 years at Petrobras in M&A, refinery logistics planning and marketing in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Before that, he worked for Shell where he started in finance and ended as retail area manager. Rodrigo holds an economics degree from Universidad de Belgrano and an MBA from Universidad del CEMA in Argentina.


Christophe Zyde

Christophe Zyde

Chief Operating Officer, Africa

Joined Trafigura in 2010 as Head of Trafigura’s metals trading for Africa and was appointed Chief Operating Officer for Africa region in May 2011. Christophe previously worked for Umicore in a variety of operational and general management roles. Christophe holds an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique in Brussels.


Robert Jones

Robert Jones

Chief Operating Officer, Asia Pacific and Middle East

Joined Trafigura in 2002 as Project and Investment Manager in the oil asset division. Robert previously worked for Arthur Andersen and Deloitte & Touche in a variety of roles within finance and M&A. Robert holds a first class Honours degree from University of Cambridge and is a qualified chartered accountant (ICAEW).


Jonathan Ellisor

Jonathan Ellisor

Supply Manager

Joined Trafigura in 2009 on the gasoline desk in the Houston office and transitioned to his new role in Puma Energy in early 2013. Jonathan started his career with Fina Oil & Chemical (now Total) in petrochemicals. He has worked in the oil and petrochemical trading space with various companies since 1999. Jonathan holds a BA in economics concentration from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, obtained in 1994.


Antonio Mawad

Antonio Mawad

Global Head of Midstream Operations

Joined Puma Energy in 2013 in Geneva as Senior Project Advisor. Antonio has a wealth of experience in the oil industry after 31 years of activity in refinery operations, logistical optimisation, and supply networks. Started his career in 1983 with PDVSA Venezuela, in different Engineering, Operations, Projects Commissioning and Supply roles before joining Petroplus in Switzerland in 2007. Antonio holds a chemical engineer title from Simon Bolivar University-Caracas and an engineering degree in oil refining from French Petroleum Institute in Paris.


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