Our leadership team has an ambitious vision and a strong track record of performance.
Working closely with our consulting team worldwide, we focus on delivering the best outcomes for our clients, and the long-term sustainability and growth of the company.
Damian Stewart - Managing Partner
Damian Stewart is Managing Partner and co-head of HC Group. He joined HC in London in 2004 before launching the company’s Asia platform in Singapore in 2008. He now oversees HC Group's commercial operations across the EMEA and Asia regions.
Paul Chapman - Managing Partner
Paul Chapman is Managing Partner and Co-Head of HC Group. Paul joined HC in 2004 in the London Office. In 2007 he launched HC’s Americas offering, basing himself in Houston - where he lives with his family.
Maria Vavoulas - Chief Operating Officer
Maria joined HC Group as COO in 2021 and is responsible for all core operations, finance, sales support and functional support of HC Group globally.
Nuclear Power: perception versus reality with Mycle Schneider
Have we seen “peak nuclear”? And what are the consequences for the power markets?
Interview with Angelo Sartori, Director of Regional Outreach at standard organisation Verra
“The main challenge right now is the complexity of carbon markets.”
Power Purchase Agreements: reassessing the risks behind renewable power’s growth engine with Werner Trabesinger
What do the events of 2021 mean for the PPA going forwards? How will their structure and tenure change in response?
The Super-Cycle Effect: Convergence, Correlation & Volatility
As 2022 begins, the super-cycle that emerged in the energy & commodities trading sector in 2021 is expected to persist
The Fertilizer Market: the intersection of commodities with Andres Santacruz
Will fertilizers finally get a vibrant derivatives market?
2021 In Review
Host Paul Chapman reviews some of the major themes of 2021 covered in the podcast and comments on the plans for 2022.
Ukraine’s Energy Sector with Robert Bensh
What is the opportunity to invest in the Ukraine in this sky high energy price environment?
Carbon Offset LNG – Where Do We Go from Here?
Much ink has been spilled on the sale of ‘carbon neutral LNG’ in 2021, fueling more criticism of ‘greenwashing’.
The Battery Metals Supply Chain: Solutions & opportunities with Chris Berry
There is a fundamental mismatch between forecasted demand and supply for those metals vital for energy transition.
Interview with Emmanuel Desplechin, Secretary-General of ePURE
Interview with Emmanuel Desplechin, Secretary-General of ePURE: the beauty of ethanol, threats and shaping a plan B.
Revolutionizing Agriculture: machines, software and genetics
Technology is revolutionizing agriculture and its markets.
How Can the Bioindustry Scale Up While Attracting Talent?
HC Insider examines some proposed solutions to tackle this challenge.
Global search firm HC Group establishes Middle East entity in Abu Dhabi’s ADGM
HC Group is delighted to announce the creation of its Middle East entity, HC Group Middle East Ltd.
Commodities as Currencies: Traceability, Tokenization, G-Coin and beyond with Brent de Jong
Could commodities become new currencies, powering circular economies that de-risk all participants?
Fuelling the Future: Carving a Road for Ethanol as a Transport Fuel
Testament to the interest in ethanol is a growing number of companies establishing ethanol and biofuels trading desks.