Press release

Trafigura announces executive leadership changes

Published on19 Sep 2023

Singapore, 19 September 2023 – Trafigura Group Pte Ltd. today announces an evolution of its executive team to further strengthen leadership and focus across its global activities during a period of exceptional success and growth. The changes also reflect the forthcoming retirement of Mike Wainwright. 


Jeremy Weir, Executive Chairman and CEO, and Jose Larocca, Executive Director will lead a newly-formed Executive Committee. The committee will replace the current Management Committee. In addition, the Executive Committee will comprise the following, each of whom will report to Jeremy Weir as CEO.  


  • Richard Holtum                  Head of Gas, Power and Renewables 
  • Ben Luckock                        Head of Oil 
  • Ignacio Moyano                 Chief Risk Officer (new role) 
  • Gonzalo De Olazaval       Head of Metals, Minerals & Bulk Commodities 
  • Christophe Salmon           Chief Financial Officer 
  • Emma Stroud                      Chief Operating Officer 


These changes will take place with immediate effect. 


Hadi Hallouche will continue in his role as CEO Puma Energy. Kostas Bintas will continue to be responsible for aluminium and copper. Jesus Fernandez will continue as Head of M&A and Julien Rolland will continue to lead Strategic Projects. 




For further information please contact: 
Trafigura’s Press Office: +41 (0) 22 592 4528 or 


About Trafigura 
Trafigura is a leading commodities group, owned by its employees and founded 30 years ago. At the heart of global supply, Trafigura connects vital resources to power and build the world. We deploy infrastructure, market expertise and our worldwide logistics network to move oil and petroleum products, metals and minerals, gas and power from where they are produced to where they are needed, forming strong relationships that make supply chains more efficient, secure and sustainable. We invest in renewable energy projects and technologies to facilitate the transition to a low-carbon economy, including through joint ventures H2Energy Europe and Nala Renewables. 


The Trafigura Group also comprises industrial assets and operating businesses including multi-metals producer Nyrstar, fuel storage and distribution company Puma Energy, and our Impala Terminals joint venture. The Group employs over 12,000 people and is active in 156 countries.