Head of Power and Renewables Division
Julien Rolland is Head of Trafigura’s new Power and Renewables Division, and a member of the Management Committee. He also oversees the Bulk Mineral division (coal, iron ore and dry freight) and is a board member of Impala Terminals.
Julien’s focus is to build the company’s capability to trade Power globally (in Europe, in the US and in other geographies) and to develop a portfolio of projects and investments in the domain of renewable and energy transition including renewable power, batteries and green fuels such as hydrogen and ammonia.
Julien joined Trafigura to set up the Johannesburg office in 2006 to initiate and develop trading activity and business development across Southern Africa for non-ferrous metals and for the company’s fuel, logistics and mining operations. He moved to Switzerland in 2010 to head the company’s lead and zinc concentrates trading desk and following this, developed the company’s bulk minerals trading activity.
Julien started his career in Brazil as a production engineer, moving into metal and concentrates trading with Transamine in Paris in 1997.