Pierre Eladari

Chief Executive Officer

Thirteen years at Puma Energy, 24 years in the industry

Pierre joined Trafigura in 2004 and led the carve-out process of Puma Energy, having spent three years at the Boston Consulting Group on a range of international assignments. Before that, Pierre worked for 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 École des Mines de Paris.


Denis Chazarain

Chief Financial Officer

Nine years at Puma Energy, 28 years in the industry

Denis joined Puma Energy in September 2008 as CFO. Previously, he has held 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 a Masters from the Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris.


Christophe Zyde

Group Chief Operating Officer

Six years at Puma Energy, 29 years in the industry

Christophe was appointed Group Chief Operating Officer of Puma Energy this year, having joined Trafigura in 2010 and becoming Puma Energy’s Chief Operating Officer for Africa in 2011. He previously worked for Umicore in a variety of operational and general management roles. Christophe holds an engineering degree from École Polytechnique in Brussels.


Robert Jones

Chief Operating Officer, Asia-Pacific and Middle East

Thirteen years at Puma Energy, 19 years in the industry

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).


Antonio Mawad

Global Head of Midstream Operations

Four years at Puma Energy, 34 years in the industry

Antonio started his career in 1983 with PDVSA-Venezuela and has worked in a variety of roles across engineering, refinery operations, logistical optimisation, and supply networks – joining Petroplus in Switzerland in 2007 and Puma Energy in 2013. He holds a chemical engineer title from Simón Bolívar University in Caracas and an engineering degree in oil refining from the French Petroleum Institute in Paris.


Raymond Taylor

Regional Commercial Manager

Four years at Puma Energy, 34 years in the industry.

Raymond Taylor joined the Trafigura Group in 2011 before being appointed to the role of Puma Energy’s Australia General Manager in 2013 and most recently being appointed in 2017 to the role of Regional Commercial Manager. He was appointed to the Group Executive Committee in 2016. He previously worked for BP as CEO Asia LPG and the C&I Business in the UK. Mr. Taylor holds a chemistry degree from Curtin University, Perth.


Rodrigo Zavala

Chief Operating Officer, Americas

Six years at Puma Energy, 25 years in the industry

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 as appointed COO for the Americas in 2014. He started in a finance role at Shell before spending 11 years at Petrobras in M&A, refinery logistics planning and marketing in Argentina, Brazil and Chile. Rodrigo holds an economics degree from Universidad de Belgrano and an MBA from Universidad del CEMA in Argentina.


Jonathan Pegler

Global Head of Supply and Trading

Three years at Puma Energy, 25 years in the industry

Before joining Puma Energy in 2015, Jonathan was global co-head of crude trading and head of oil Asia for Trafigura, based in Singapore. Prior to Trafigura, he worked for four years at Amerada Hess and nine years at BP, managing trading portfolios for products and risk management of their European Downstream system. Jonathan graduated from City University in London with a BSc in aeronautical engineering.

Pierre Costa

Pierre Costa

Chief Information Officer

One year at Puma and 20 years in the industry

Pierre joins from IBM where he held various positions, leading large and complex project deliveries and sales in an international and multi-cultural environment. He holds an engineering degree from Ecole Polytechnique in Paris and an engineering degree from Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussees in France.