Press release

New Group Head of Structured and Trade Finance appointed

Stephan Jansma to join Trafigura

Published on28 May 2013

28 May 2013 - Trafigura has appointed Stephan Jansma as its Group Head of Structured and Trade Finance.


For almost 15 years, Stephan has focused on commodity finance activities in wholesale banking.


Previously Stephan held positions with Rabobank, initially as Head of Energy Asia before moving to London to lead the Trade & Commodity Finance activities while also assuming global responsibility for energy within the Trade & Commodity Finance division. During his time at Rabobank, Stephan had also been responsible for acquisition finance, private equity and client solutions. Prior to joining Rabobank, Stephan worked for Fortis Bank, first managing chemicals and energy in Amsterdam before moving onto more senior positions in London and Singapore.


He is a graduate of the University of Amsterdam with a Masters in Economics.


Stephan joins Trafigura at the beginning of August, replacing Nicolas Konialidis who has been appointed CEO of Impala, Trafigura's warehousing and logistics company.



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The Trafigura Group is one of the world's leading international commodity traders, specialising in the oil, minerals and metals markets, with 81 offices in 56 countries in six continents.


The Group's primary trading businesses are the supply and transport of crude oil, petroleum products, renewable energies, coal, refined metals, ferrous and non-ferrous ores and concentrates. It is the world's second largest privately owned non-ferrous and oil trading company.


Founded in 1993, the company is owned by its founding shareholders and senior management. It has achieved substantial growth in recent years, growing turnover from USD18 billion in 2004 to USD120.4 billion in 2012.


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