Amsterdam, 19th September 2014 - Trafigura Beheer BV has announced changes to its Supervisory Board. Christopher Cox has joined the Supervisory Board alongside Eric de Turckheim, Andrew Vickerman and Lord Thomas Strathclyde, following the retirement of Philippe Blavier. Christopher Cox was formerly the Head of the Non-ferrous and Bulk trading division at Trafigura and a member of the Management Board between March 2004 and December 2011 and a member of the Board of Directors from October 2013 until early September 2014. Prior to working for Trafigura, Christopher was employed by Gold Fields of South Africa holding positions in mine and project evaluations and marketing of base metal concentrates and refined metals and sales strategy. Chris was educated in South Africa and holds a BSc (Hons) in Geology and an MBA from University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.
The appointment of Mariano Marcondes Ferraz to the Board of Directors for Trafigura Beheer BV was confirmed in addition to his role as a member of the Management Board.
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Founded in 1993, the Trafigura Group has become one of the world's leading independent commodity traders, specialising in the oil, minerals and metals markets. Primary trading activities are the supply and transport of oil and petroleum products and non-ferrous and bulk commodities. The trading business is supported by industrial and financial assets including global oil products distribution company Puma Energy; joint venture company DT Group; global terminals operator Impala; Trafigura's Mining Group and Galena Asset Management. The Trafigura Group is owned by over 700 of its almost 9,000 employees who work in 58 countries. The Group has been connecting its customers to the global economy for more than two decades, growing prosperity by advancing trade. www.trafigura.com