Over the last 5 years, the Commodity CFO role has evolved to become more strategically-focused, more value-focused and more future-focused.
As commodity markets become ever more transparent and liquid, and as traditional trading margins continue to be squeezed, it is becoming increasingly important that the CFO office evolves from being primarily fiduciary in nature to more visionary and value-creative.
HC Group has seen the energy & commodity CFO office begin to play a far more strategic and often operational role within the context of a commercial marketing or trading operation, as the traditional custodian and stewardship function of the function evolves to incorporate strategic decision making. In today’s world of rising geopolitical tensions, rapidly advancing digital disruption and transformation and the acceleration towards lower carbon economies, commodity finance teams are having to establish a clear and common understanding of company purpose and be adept in outlining how the company delivers value – upwards to senior management/board, outwards to investors, policy-makers and regulators, and downwards through the organisation.
For 20 years, HC Group has been aligning world-class energy and commodity organizations with superior finance talent.
Finance roles HC can fulfil:
- Financial Officers
- Financial Planning
- Financial Control
- Trade Finance
- Structured Finance
Andrew WatsonSão Paulo
Andrew joined HC Group in 2015 and is responsible for managing Latin America.
David is a Director overseeing the Corporate Functions and Gas, Power & Energy Transition practices in North America.
Edward Carter joined HC Group in 2014 and is the Head of Corporate Functions.
Jonathan KimuraSão Paulo
Jonathan joined HC Group in 2021 and is focused on the commodities and natural resources in Brazil.
Josh joined HC Group in 2021 as a Senior Associate and works within the Corporate Functions practice in London.
Naz joined HC Group in 2017 and works within the Corporate Functions practice in Houston.
Penny joined HC Group in 2021 and works within the Corporate Functions practice in London.
Raúl CeronSão Paulo
Raúl joined HC Group in 2019 and focuses on the commodity's natural resources market in South America.
Tram joined HC Group in 2021 as an Associate and works within the Functions Practice in Houston.
Zoe Zhou joined HC Group in 2021 and is based in our Singapore office.
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