Press release

Jeremy Weir to assume responsibility for metals and minerals trading at Trafigura

Published on22 May 2015

Amsterdam, 22nd May 2015 – Trafigura Beheer B.V., a market leader in the global commodities industry, today announced that Jeremy Weir, Chief Executive Officer, is assuming responsibility for the Metals and Minerals Trading division. This follows the departure of Simon Collins, head of the Division and a Management Board member since August 2012, who has resigned for personal reasons.


Commenting on the change, Jeremy Weir said: “We are grateful to Simon for the contribution he has made to the development of our Metals and Minerals business over the past nine years, notably in helping to develop a leading trading business in China, the world’s most important market for non-ferrous and bulk commodities. The Metals and Minerals division continues to expand its activities and with an experienced management team deliver robust, profitable growth.”


Weir was appointed Trafigura CEO in March 2014, having joined the Group 2001 as head of metals derivatives and served in a variety of Management Board roles.




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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 metals and minerals. The trading business is supported by industrial and financial assets including global oil products distribution company Impala; joint venture company DT Group; global terminals operator Impala; Trafigura’s Mining Group and Galena Asset Management. The Trafigura Group is owned by 600 of its 5300+ employees who work in 36 countries around the world. The Group has been connecting its customers to the global economy for more than two decades, growing prosperity by advancing trade. For more information visit: