Our leadership team provides strategic direction within our business portfolios.
Chief Executive Officer
Pierre joined Trafigura in 2004 and led the carve-out process of Puma Energy. Previously, he 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. He holds an engineering degree from École Polytechnique in Paris and an engineering degree from Mines ParisTech.
Chief Financial Officer
Denis joined Puma Energy in September 2008 as CFO. He 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 an MPhil in international relations from Panthéon-Sorbonne Université and an MCs from the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.
Group Chief Operating Officer
Christophe joined Trafigura in 2010 as Head of Trafigura’s metals trading for Africa and was appointed Chief Operating Officer for our Africa region in May 2011. He was appointed Group Chief Operating Officer on 1 May, 2016. He previously worked for Umicore in a variety of operational and general management roles. Christophe holds an engineering degree from École Polytechnique in Brussels.
Chief Operating Officer, Asia-Pacific and Middle East
Robert joined Trafigura in 2002 as Project and Investment Manager in the oil asset division. He 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 the University of Cambridge and is a qualified chartered accountant (ICAEW).
Chief Operating Officer, Africa
Jonathan joined Puma Energy in 2015 as Puma Regional Southern Africa General Manager and has recently been appointed Chief Operating Officer for the Africa region. He previously worked for Total where he was Executive Vice President with responsibility for Central and East Africa, based in Paris. He is a South African national and a seasoned professional who has significant pan-African experience in our sector, having previously been a country Managing Director for Total and also responsible for Total’s fuel and lubricants supply into South Africa. Jonathan holds an economics degree from Laurentian University – Canada.
Global Head of Midstream Operations
Antonio joined Puma Energy in 2013 in Geneva as Senior Project Advisor. He has a wealth of experience in the oil industry after 32 years of activity in refinery operations, logistical optimisation and supply networks. He 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 Simón Bolívar University, Caracas and an engineering degree in oil refining from the French Petroleum Institute in Paris.
General Manager, Australia
Raymond joined Trafigura Group in 2011 as Country Manager Oil Division before been appointed Australia General Manager in 2013. In April 2016, Raymond was appointed to the Group Executive Committee. He previously worked for BP as CEO Asia LPG and C&I Business in the UK. Raymond holds a chemistry degree from Curtin University – Australia.
Chief Operating Officer, Americas
Rodrigo joined Puma Energy in 2011 to lead the merger of Exxon’s Centam storage facilities into the business and then became our General Manager in Paraguay. Previously, he 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.
Global Head of Supply and Trading
Jonathan joined Puma Energy in October 2015. Prior to joining Puma Energy, Jonathan was global co-head of crude trading and head of oil Asia for Trafigura, based in Singapore. He joined Trafigura in 2005 and was appointed director of Trafigura PTE in 2011. Jonathan was head of Trafigura’s global distillate business based in Europe before moving to Singapore in 2012. Prior to Trafigura Jonathan worked for four years at Amerada Hess and nine years at BP trading physical oil across the barrel. At BP he held the post of European trading manager, managing trading portfolios for products and risk management of BP’s European downstream system. Jonathan graduated from City University in London with a BSc in aeronautical engineering.