08 June - 09 June 2021
Virtual event

Argus Global Gasoline Live - Virtual Conference

Speakers

Rick Marriner
Vice President & Director of Trading, Oil Products & Petrochemicals, Motiva Enterprises
Rick leads Motiva’s Oil Products, Petrochems & Renewables Trading Dept from their company HQ in Houston. Backed by the largest integrated refining & chemicals manufacturing plant in the Americas, Motiva’s trading teams operate in collaborative fashion among diverse internal & external stakeholders. Ensuring end-to-end value and mutually beneficial trading partnerships ar...
Rick leads Motiva’s Oil Products, Petrochems & Renewables Trading Dept from their company HQ in Houston. Backed by the largest integrated refining & chemicals manufacturing plant in the Americas, Motiva’s trading teams operate in collaborative fashion among diverse internal & external stakeholders. Ensuring end-to-end value and mutually beneficial trading partnerships are the primary missions of the trading teams. Although flows related to the manufacturing sites dominates the daily mandate, growing working relationships with the various global affiliates of Motiva’s owners (e.g. Aramco Trading Company & SABIC) have positioned Motiva Trading well to participate in expanding markets.
Frederic Lasserre
Global Head of Market Research & Analysis, Gunvor Group
Frederic LASSERRE joined GUNVOR SA last September as Global Head of Research & Analysis coming from TOTAL OIL TRADING SA (TOTSA) where he held a similar position since 2016. Frederic LASSERRE started his career at SOCIETE GENERALE Corporate & Investment Banking as an oil analyst. He then set-up and managed SOCIETE GENERALE’s commodity research team for 12 years. He left SO...
Frederic LASSERRE joined GUNVOR SA last September as Global Head of Research & Analysis coming from TOTAL OIL TRADING SA (TOTSA) where he held a similar position since 2016. Frederic LASSERRE started his career at SOCIETE GENERALE Corporate & Investment Banking as an oil analyst. He then set-up and managed SOCIETE GENERALE’s commodity research team for 12 years. He left SOCIETE GENERALE in 2012 to found an asset management company specialized in commodities. Frederic holds a Master in Finance from the University of Birmingham (UK) and a PhD in Economics from the University of Bordeaux (France).
Marianne Kah
Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Advisory Board Member Columbia University Center on Global Energy Policy, SIPA
Marianne Kah is an Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Advisory Board Member at the Center on Global Energy Policy. She had been the Chief Economist of ConocoPhillips at its Houston headquarters for 25 years where she was responsible for developing the company’s market outlooks for oil and natural gas, and was the company’s expert in scenario planning. She also communica...
Marianne Kah is an Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Advisory Board Member at the Center on Global Energy Policy. She had been the Chief Economist of ConocoPhillips at its Houston headquarters for 25 years where she was responsible for developing the company’s market outlooks for oil and natural gas, and was the company’s expert in scenario planning. She also communicated her views to numerous external stakeholders, including Energy Ministers, legislators, think tanks and governments. Prior to ConocoPhillips, Ms. Kah was the Manager of Corporate Planning at Cabot Corporation in Boston and a Coordinator of Strategic Planning at Conoco in Houston. In the early 1980s, she was a Senior Analyst in the Policy Development Group of the Synthetic Fuels Corporation in Washington, D.C. Prior to that she was a Policy Analyst at the Energy and Minerals Division of the Government Accountability Office where she led various energy policy studies for the U.S. Senate Energy Committee and House Fossil and Synthetic Fuels Subcommittee. She has been a frequent presenter and panelist at international energy forums and conferences including the Aspen Institute’s Energy Policy Forum, CERAWeek, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Scowcroft and Baker Institutes, the Columbia Center on Global Energy Policy, Univ. of Chicago, Center for Global Energy Studies, Oil & Money, International Energy Agency, Norwegian Finance and Energy Conferences, Middle East and Asian oil and gas conferences, KAPSARC and the International Energy Forum in Riyadh. She has also participated in U.S. energy policy studies including those by the National Petroleum Council and the BiPartisan Policy Center. She has twice been the President of the U.S. Association for Energy Economics and has been awarded a Senior Fellow award by that organization. She also chaired the American Petroleum Institute’s Committee on Economics and Statistics and is co-chairing the Energy Roundtable for the National Association for Business Economics. Ms. Kah has a B.S. from Cornell University and Master of Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
Neil Watt
Head of Analytics, BB Energy
Neil is an oil markets professional with broad experience across crude, gasoline and distillate products. He has a master’s in chemical engineering from Imperial College London and began his career with Hartree and then Glencore before joining BB Energy in 2017. Based in London, he is responsible for light ends and crude market analytics and strategy development, with a fo...
Neil is an oil markets professional with broad experience across crude, gasoline and distillate products. He has a master’s in chemical engineering from Imperial College London and began his career with Hartree and then Glencore before joining BB Energy in 2017. Based in London, he is responsible for light ends and crude market analytics and strategy development, with a focus on Europe and North America.
Leonardo Ferreira
Head Trader, Oil Products, Raizen
Leonardo Ferreira is Head of the International Division of Oil Products Trading at Raizen in Houston which he joined in 2019. Leonardo holds 15 years of experience on the Oil & Gas sector where he served companies like Petrobras, BR Distribuidora and Tricon Energy on various management positions in Brazil, Singapore and Houston. Leonardo graduated on Economics at Universid...
Leonardo Ferreira is Head of the International Division of Oil Products Trading at Raizen in Houston which he joined in 2019. Leonardo holds 15 years of experience on the Oil & Gas sector where he served companies like Petrobras, BR Distribuidora and Tricon Energy on various management positions in Brazil, Singapore and Houston. Leonardo graduated on Economics at Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and holds a Master Degree in Finance from Fundação Getúlio Vargas.
Andreas Kolbeck
Principal Expert, Shell Global Solutions (Deutschland)
Dr Andreas joined Shell in 2013 and is in charge of developing technology roadmaps and solutions to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in passenger cars and commercial vehicles. He previously spent 10 years at FEV in Aachen. Dr Andreas graduated as a mechanical engineer from RWTH Aachen University before spending four year as a Research Engineer at the university’s Institute ...
Dr Andreas joined Shell in 2013 and is in charge of developing technology roadmaps and solutions to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in passenger cars and commercial vehicles. He previously spent 10 years at FEV in Aachen. Dr Andreas graduated as a mechanical engineer from RWTH Aachen University before spending four year as a Research Engineer at the university’s Institute for Combustion Engines.
Pietro Mendes
Director of Biofuels, The Ministry of Mines and Energy, Brazil
Pietro is Director of Biofuels at Ministry of Mines and Energy that is responsible for National Biofuels Policy (RenovaBio). In National Agency of Oil, Gas, and Biofuels (ANP), he was advisor of the Director General and Deputy Manager of Quality and Biofuels. He was a postdoctoral scholar at the Beddie School of Business at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Mendes holds a Ph...
Pietro is Director of Biofuels at Ministry of Mines and Energy that is responsible for National Biofuels Policy (RenovaBio). In National Agency of Oil, Gas, and Biofuels (ANP), he was advisor of the Director General and Deputy Manager of Quality and Biofuels. He was a postdoctoral scholar at the Beddie School of Business at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Mendes holds a PhD in Chemical Technology and Biochemical Processes from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).
Jonathon Wong
Head of Gasoline, Sinopec Hong Kong (Singapore)
Jonathon Wong is the Head of Gasoline at Sinopec Hong Kong (Singapore) Pte Ltd and he primarily trades light ends products. The company moved its trading business from Hong Kong to Singapore in 2015 and gasoline is the main focus of the company.
Jonathon Wong is the Head of Gasoline at Sinopec Hong Kong (Singapore) Pte Ltd and he primarily trades light ends products. The company moved its trading business from Hong Kong to Singapore in 2015 and gasoline is the main focus of the company.
Celeste Rebora Mier
Director of Hydrocarbon and Energy Projects, WTC Industrial, a Grupo Valoran company
Celeste researches regulatory frameworks, institutional relations and national development plans in Mexico, particularly the impact of the structural reforms of 2014, on which she has advised various international companies. She started her career at Vibosa, which manufactures pre-casted concrete elements for infrastructure, eventually becoming Chief Operating Officer. Sin...
Celeste researches regulatory frameworks, institutional relations and national development plans in Mexico, particularly the impact of the structural reforms of 2014, on which she has advised various international companies. She started her career at Vibosa, which manufactures pre-casted concrete elements for infrastructure, eventually becoming Chief Operating Officer. Since 2015, she has been a member of the Energy Commission of the Consejo Co-ordinador Empresarial. She holds a degree in architecture from the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey, a diploma in energy law from the Escuela Libre de Derecho, and a diploma in social wellbeing from the USEM (Unión Social de Empresarios de México).
Deian Lloyd-Hughes
Product Trader, Essar Oil (UK)
Deian is Senior Refinery Scheduler at Essar Oil's Stanlow refinery in the UK. His role entails managing feedstocks, blendstocks, unit operating targets and logistics to cover blending operations. His main responsibility is gasoline blending and supply to the UK inland market.
Deian is Senior Refinery Scheduler at Essar Oil's Stanlow refinery in the UK. His role entails managing feedstocks, blendstocks, unit operating targets and logistics to cover blending operations. His main responsibility is gasoline blending and supply to the UK inland market.
Max Pyzuir
Director - Downstream, Transportation Fuels & Natural Gas Projects, EPRINC
Max Pyziur is EPRINC's Director for Downstream, Transportation Fuels, and Natural Gas Projects. At EPRINC he has written and produced extensive reports on condensates, gasoline blending, the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard, California transportation fuel regulations, octane, and prospects for U.S. LNG exports. Previously he has held senior analytical roles at PIRA Energy and ...
Max Pyziur is EPRINC's Director for Downstream, Transportation Fuels, and Natural Gas Projects. At EPRINC he has written and produced extensive reports on condensates, gasoline blending, the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standard, California transportation fuel regulations, octane, and prospects for U.S. LNG exports. Previously he has held senior analytical roles at PIRA Energy and CPM Group, both commodities market consultancies. He received his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, and his BA from St. Louis University.
Aiman El Ramly
Cheif Business Officer, ZE PowerGroup
Aiman has been an active member of the energy and commodities industries for 30 years. ZE PowerGroup is the developer of the ZEMA enterprise software for data management. Aiman and his team have been recently expanding ZEMA’s capability to include advanced analytics and machine learning in resolving key industry challenges in trade, risk and operations. Aiman is also the c...
Aiman has been an active member of the energy and commodities industries for 30 years. ZE PowerGroup is the developer of the ZEMA enterprise software for data management. Aiman and his team have been recently expanding ZEMA’s capability to include advanced analytics and machine learning in resolving key industry challenges in trade, risk and operations. Aiman is also the chief operating officer for ZE Power Engineering, ZE’s engineering design firm for utilities. Aiman holds an MBA from Royal Roads University, Canada and a BA in Psychology from the University of British Columbia.
Anibor Kragha
Executive Secretary, African Refiners and Distributors Association (ARDA)
Mr. Anibor Kragha is currently the Executive Secretary of the African Refiners & Distributors Association (ARDA), a position he has held from April 2020 to date. He also served as President of ARDA from March 2019 to March 2020. Prior to ARDA, Mr. Kragha served first as Group General Manager, Treasury and later as COO, Refining & Petrochemicals at the Nigerian National Pet...
Mr. Anibor Kragha is currently the Executive Secretary of the African Refiners & Distributors Association (ARDA), a position he has held from April 2020 to date. He also served as President of ARDA from March 2019 to March 2020. Prior to ARDA, Mr. Kragha served first as Group General Manager, Treasury and later as COO, Refining & Petrochemicals at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) between September 2015 and July 2019. Before NNPC, Mr. Kragha spent over ten years working for Mobil Producing Nigeria (MPN), an ExxonMobil affiliate, culminating in serving as Upstream Treasurer for ExxonMobil Affiliates in Nigeria from 2012 to 2015. He also had various roles in ExxonMobil Upstream Africa Audit, MPN’s Commercial and Treasurer’s groups, ExxonMobil Development Company and Corporate Affiliate Finance. Mr. Kragha holds a B.S. Chemical Engineering (University of Minnesota), M.S. Plastics Engineering (University of Massachusetts-Lowell) and two other Masters degrees (M.S. Chemical Engineering and MBA) from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Rosanety Barrios
Independent Analyst, former Head of the Industrial Transformation Policies Unit, Secretariat of Energy (SENER)
Rosanety Barrios, Degree in Finance by the Universidad Tecnológica de México, Master in Finance by the National Autonomous University of México and Master in Economic Regulation of Net Systems by the Barcelona University, she is graduate from IPADE´S diplomat as Professional Independent Board Member. Rosanety developed herself in the Mexican financial sector, working for...
Rosanety Barrios, Degree in Finance by the Universidad Tecnológica de México, Master in Finance by the National Autonomous University of México and Master in Economic Regulation of Net Systems by the Barcelona University, she is graduate from IPADE´S diplomat as Professional Independent Board Member. Rosanety developed herself in the Mexican financial sector, working for 15 years as a stock market analyst. From 2000 to 2013, she was head of the Natural Gas and LPG Transport Department at the Energy Regulatory Commission. In 2013, she joined the Ministry of Energy as General Director of Electricity Generation and Transmission, one year later, she became the first Head of the Industrial Transformation Policies Unit. From this position, she was member of the board of Cenagas (Mexico´s ISO for natural gas) and PMI Internacional. Rosanety collaborated actively in the conformation of current Mexico´s legal framework for the Energy Sector. She was a key person for the creation of Mexico´s natural gas and oil products markets, and their storage policy. Since December 2018, Rosanety is an independent analyst on energy matters. She´s international speaker on energy issues, member of the board of “Voz Experta”, a very high-profile women´s collective group that promotes the visibility of women in every energy forum and member of the International Women´s Forum. Also, she is an editorial board member for energy issues of “Reforma” a national newspaper and columnist at Energy & Commerce and Energía Hoy (national magazines). In November 2020, she was recognize by the maganize “Petróleo y Energía”, as one of the 100 most influential leaders in the Mexican energy sector.
Christophe Barret
Senior Oil Analyst, International Energy Agency
Christophe Barret is a Senior Oil Market Analyst at the International Energy Agency. He contributes to the Agency’s short and medium term oil market forecast. Christophe has more than 20 years experience in oil market analysis. Prior to the IEA Christophe has worked for universities, consulting, banks and oil companies. Christophe holds a Ph D in Economics from the Frenc...
Christophe Barret is a Senior Oil Market Analyst at the International Energy Agency. He contributes to the Agency’s short and medium term oil market forecast. Christophe has more than 20 years experience in oil market analysis. Prior to the IEA Christophe has worked for universities, consulting, banks and oil companies. Christophe holds a Ph D in Economics from the French Institute of Petroleum.
Emmanuel Kotei
Head of Operations, Chase Petroleum Ghana
Chase Petroleum Ghana is a leading oil trading and bulk distribution company, where Emmanuel provides strategic leadership for the company’s operations department. Since joining the company 15 years ago, Emmanuel has worked in a number of different roles, including pioneering the company’s export of petroleum products into the West African sub region. His areas of expe...
Chase Petroleum Ghana is a leading oil trading and bulk distribution company, where Emmanuel provides strategic leadership for the company’s operations department. Since joining the company 15 years ago, Emmanuel has worked in a number of different roles, including pioneering the company’s export of petroleum products into the West African sub region. His areas of expertise include business operations management and oil trading operations. He has undertaken various international courses in oil trading, refining, and supply and transportation. Emmanuel holds an MBA in finance from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration, a BA in French, and in Geography and Resource Development, from the University of Ghana.
Karel Obalil
Managing Partner, Garant Services Trading
Karel is currently Managing Partner of Garant Services Trading, a position he has held since 2019. Previously he was responsible for Light ends trading and system product optimization at Mabanaft and prior to that held the positions of Crude oil analyst and originator and Crude and product trader at BMP.
Karel is currently Managing Partner of Garant Services Trading, a position he has held since 2019. Previously he was responsible for Light ends trading and system product optimization at Mabanaft and prior to that held the positions of Crude oil analyst and originator and Crude and product trader at BMP.
Jonathan Xu
Assistant GM, Rongsheng International and VP, Zhejiang Oil Products Trading
Jonathan’s responsibilities include oil product marketing and sales policy, e-commence, and customer relationship management. He started out as a process engineer at Sinopec and his 27-year career has taken in investment, sales and marketing roles at Exxon Chemical Singapore, technology licensing, strategy and business development at Shell, commercial and investment roles ...
Jonathan’s responsibilities include oil product marketing and sales policy, e-commence, and customer relationship management. He started out as a process engineer at Sinopec and his 27-year career has taken in investment, sales and marketing roles at Exxon Chemical Singapore, technology licensing, strategy and business development at Shell, commercial and investment roles at Vopak, and trading and origination at BP. Jonathan joined Rongsheng in 2015 and helped facilitate the commercial organisation of Ningbo Zhongjin Aromatic. He is mainly responsible for business development and commercial activity, including preparing the launch of the Zhejiang Petroleum and Chemical refining and petrochemicals project.
Gergely Tóth
Senior Oil Industry Expert, MOL Group
An oil industry veteran with broad knowledge of oil trading, optimization, refining, sales, combining with solid background of economics and finance. He led MOL’s oil derivative trading desk, building it from scratch and later he was responsible for short and long term oil market price planning. He carried out several motor fuel portfolio related, fuel commercial, supply c...
An oil industry veteran with broad knowledge of oil trading, optimization, refining, sales, combining with solid background of economics and finance. He led MOL’s oil derivative trading desk, building it from scratch and later he was responsible for short and long term oil market price planning. He carried out several motor fuel portfolio related, fuel commercial, supply chain, risk management projects inside MOL Group, with substantial impact on revenues, supply reliability and costs. He is a visitor lecturer on academic courses focusing on oil refining at two Hungarian universities. He is a regular invited speaker and panelist on various oil industry conferences.
Maxime Vion Saint Supéry
Technical & Regulatory Affairs Manager, ePURE
Maxime Vion Saint-Supéry is currently Technical & Regulatory Affairs Manager at ePURE, the European renewable ethanol association based in Brussels. Tasked with assessing technical aspects underpinning EU energy, transport and environment policies, Maxime graduated with a Master’s Degree in chemical engineering and general chemistry from Chimie ParisTech and a Master’s De...
Maxime Vion Saint-Supéry is currently Technical & Regulatory Affairs Manager at ePURE, the European renewable ethanol association based in Brussels. Tasked with assessing technical aspects underpinning EU energy, transport and environment policies, Maxime graduated with a Master’s Degree in chemical engineering and general chemistry from Chimie ParisTech and a Master’s Degree in Energy from Mines ParisTech – Paris Sciences & Lettres University.
Sean Hill
Industry Economist, Energy Information Administration (IEA)
Sean Hill is an Industry Economist in the Office of Energy Analysis at the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).  Sean leads analysis and modeling of U.S. crude oil, refined petroleum products, and biofuels markets for EIA’s monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook forecast. Sean has worked in petroleum market analysis for EIA since 2006 where he has worked on refinery mo...
Sean Hill is an Industry Economist in the Office of Energy Analysis at the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).  Sean leads analysis and modeling of U.S. crude oil, refined petroleum products, and biofuels markets for EIA’s monthly Short-Term Energy Outlook forecast. Sean has worked in petroleum market analysis for EIA since 2006 where he has worked on refinery modeling for the Annual Energy Outlook, policy analysis on programs such as the Renewable Fuel Standard and California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard, and has been a regulator contributor to EIA’s Today in Energy and This Week in Petroleum publications.  He received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from the University of Tennessee, and a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Hawaii-Manoa.
Tammy Klein
Founder & CEO, Transport Energy Strategies
Tammy Klein is the founder and CEO of Transport Energy Strategies (www.transportenergystrategies.com), a consultancy that provides market and policy intelligence, research analysis and strategic advice to clients on a range of global transport energy issues. She runs a member-based consulting service, the Transport Energy Outlook, which provides research analysis on global...
Tammy Klein is the founder and CEO of Transport Energy Strategies (www.transportenergystrategies.com), a consultancy that provides market and policy intelligence, research analysis and strategic advice to clients on a range of global transport energy issues. She runs a member-based consulting service, the Transport Energy Outlook, which provides research analysis on global trends for clients across a range of sectors, including refining, auto, engine, biofuels and alternative fuels and advises clients individually as well. For 25 years, Tammy has served as a strategic advisor and research analyst for clients in these industries and has advised governments and NGOs as well. She holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and a B.S. in Journalism from the University of Florida. She is a member of the Virginia and District of Columbia bars and the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM). She currently serves of the Fuels Institute’s Board of Advisors and is chairing the Institute’s Electric Vehicle Council.
Clarence Woo
Executive Director, Asian Clean Fuels Association (ACFA)
Mr Clarence Woo has been involved in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry for the past 20 years. He started his career with Mobil Oil Singapore where he handled various responsibilities including technical services, which provided technical expertise and training in the field of lubricants, fuels, and LPG. Mr Woo worked at Ethyl Corporation as Senior Area Manage...
Mr Clarence Woo has been involved in the oil, gas and petrochemical industry for the past 20 years. He started his career with Mobil Oil Singapore where he handled various responsibilities including technical services, which provided technical expertise and training in the field of lubricants, fuels, and LPG. Mr Woo worked at Ethyl Corporation as Senior Area Manager managing petroleum additive sales to various countries in Asia Pacific. He also served as a Product Manager, Fuel Additives, where he helped managed fuel additive sales and fuel additive developments in Asia. Mr Woo is currently the Executive Director of the Asian Clean Fuels Association, which supports governments and encourages industries to pursue the use of cleaner fuels for a cleaner environment through the attributes of sound science, cost effectiveness and sustainability.
David Fyfe
Chief Economist, Argus
David has more than 30 years’ experience of working in energy markets. Prior to joining Argus, David was most recently chief economist at commodity trading company Gunvor. Before this, he managed the oil industry and markets division of the International Energy Agency and edited its influential monthly Oil Market Report. David has a master’s degree in energy policy and ec...
David has more than 30 years’ experience of working in energy markets. Prior to joining Argus, David was most recently chief economist at commodity trading company Gunvor. Before this, he managed the oil industry and markets division of the International Energy Agency and edited its influential monthly Oil Market Report. David has a master’s degree in energy policy and economics from Imperial College London.
Josefine Ahlström
Vice-President Business Development, Argus
Prior to joining Argus, Josefine spent nine years with Shell Downstream in the strategy, marketing and sales departments. She has a master’s degree in economics from Lund University, Sweden, and is now Vice-President at Argus leading Business Development in Europe.
Prior to joining Argus, Josefine spent nine years with Shell Downstream in the strategy, marketing and sales departments. She has a master’s degree in economics from Lund University, Sweden, and is now Vice-President at Argus leading Business Development in Europe.
Stephen Jones
Senior Vice President, Oil Markets Strategy, Argus
Stephen Jones is Senior Vice President of Oil Markets Strategy at Argus and is based in Houston. Stephen leads engagements with industry stakeholders on strategic matters related to market fundamentals, regulatory developments, and price factors across the petroleum sectors. Stephen joined Argus in 2017 as the manager of the Americas Oil Markets Business Development team ...
Stephen Jones is Senior Vice President of Oil Markets Strategy at Argus and is based in Houston. Stephen leads engagements with industry stakeholders on strategic matters related to market fundamentals, regulatory developments, and price factors across the petroleum sectors. Stephen joined Argus in 2017 as the manager of the Americas Oil Markets Business Development team and became the Global Head of Oil Products in 2018 where he was responsible for Argus pricing solutions for the rapidly changing trading requirements for gasoline, jet fuel, diesel, marine fuels, base oils, asphalt, refinery feedstocks and biofuels markets. Stephen has expertise in all aspects of the energy business, having served clients for 34 years in the industry. Prior to Argus, Stephen was with Purvin & Gertz and IHS Markit for 17 years where he was Vice President of the Refining & Marketing team. He has been an instrumental leader for large international teams, providing research and consulting services to clients in the upstream, crude oil markets, refining, natural gas liquids, chemicals, automotive, maritime, and midstream businesses. While at IHS Markit, Stephen was charged with leading the Energy Product Management team and the integration of the legacy PFC Energy, Purvin & Gertz, and CERA market analytical subscription services. Stephen began his career in the energy business with Exxon at the world-class Baton Rouge Refinery where he advanced through a variety of technical support, business planning, engineering supervision, and operations management positions. He then held positions in Exxon’s Refining Headquarters and Supply & Trading teams in Houston where he gained expertise in crude oil trading, refinery optimization and energy market economics. Stephen holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Tulane University.
Clayton Melo
Brazil Country Manager, Argus
Clayton Melo has been working in operations, sales and business development in the commodities trade and logistics sectors for over 25 years. He has held leadership positions in companies such as Vopak, CHS and FS Bioenergia.He is currently responsible for Argus Media's operations in Brazil.
Clayton Melo has been working in operations, sales and business development in the commodities trade and logistics sectors for over 25 years. He has held leadership positions in companies such as Vopak, CHS and FS Bioenergia.He is currently responsible for Argus Media's operations in Brazil.
James Gooder
Vice-President, Crude, Argus
James is responsible for business development in southern Europe and Africa. James has been with the company since 2004 performing several editorial roles, including editing European electricity and emissions market publications. From 2007-10, he was the editor of the daily Argus Crude report, managing a global team of reporters and developing new crude price assessments. ...
James is responsible for business development in southern Europe and Africa. James has been with the company since 2004 performing several editorial roles, including editing European electricity and emissions market publications. From 2007-10, he was the editor of the daily Argus Crude report, managing a global team of reporters and developing new crude price assessments. Prior to joining Argus, James worked as a teacher, speechwriter and journalist. He holds a bachelor’s degree in English and American literature from Manchester University and a master’s degree in international journalism from City University, London.
Karl Kleemeier
VP Business Development, Argus
Karl Kleemeier joined the Argus team in a business development role at their Singapore office in October 2020 after working nearly 20 years for Saudi Aramco in Dhahran, where he headed Aramco’s crude oil pricing team. Karl is a chemical engineer an MBA and has an extensive background in oil refining and marketing.
Karl Kleemeier joined the Argus team in a business development role at their Singapore office in October 2020 after working nearly 20 years for Saudi Aramco in Dhahran, where he headed Aramco’s crude oil pricing team. Karl is a chemical engineer an MBA and has an extensive background in oil refining and marketing.
Josh Vence
Business Development Manager, Argus
Josh Vence is the Business Development Manager for Latin America at Argus Media, responsible for the territory south of the US border including Mexico, the Andean Community, Central America and the Caribbean. Josh is responsible for driving the Argus business in the region through the expansion of price transparency and market insights. Josh holds a Master’s of Science in ...
Josh Vence is the Business Development Manager for Latin America at Argus Media, responsible for the territory south of the US border including Mexico, the Andean Community, Central America and the Caribbean. Josh is responsible for driving the Argus business in the region through the expansion of price transparency and market insights. Josh holds a Master’s of Science in Business Management from Trinity College, Dublin and two Bachelors of Arts in Linguistics and French from Seattle Pacific University. Josh is fluent in English, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and French.