Extremely commercially focused and a UK big-4 trained chartered accountant with over 15 years’ experience in energy trading and financial institutions, Sam has been CFO at OQ Trading since 2015, having initially joined the company in 2014 as Group Financial Controller. He is responsible for the global leadership of the middle and back office functions supporting the marketing and trading activities. His career has encompassed working with trading companies as an auditor, consultant and within the industry in finance related roles – including a number of years with Deloitte’s Banking & Securities assurance group in London followed by a Global Finance leadership role at Gazprom Marketing & Trading, where he was part of the company’s Risk Oversight Committee and IT Investments Committee.
Throughout his career, Sam has acquired deep knowledge of finance, audit, accounting, risk management and trading, which he has successfully leveraged to raise financing (both vanilla and structured trade finance, secured & unsecured facilities), build teams, implement operational excellence and deliver first class comprehensive functional support to ambitious international businesses.
Additionally, Sam is Company Secretary and Board Secretary for OQ Trading and, since December 2017, a director of Hass Petroleum as well as a member of its Board Audit Committee.