EDF Trading, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDF S.A., announces the appointment of Al Garcia as Senior LPG/LNG Marketer.  Garcia will start on Thursday 2nd April, will be based in Houston and will report to Christopher McKey, Head of Business Development.  

Garcia will focus on the development of EDF Trading’s strategic relationships and growth opportunities in the Central and South American LPG and LNG markets.   

Garcia joined from C4U Trade USA, Inc., where he was a Business Manager leading the company’s LPG/NGL expansion into the Americas. 

“Al will be a great addition to our origination team.  He will work closely with our LPG and LNG desks in London to develop our capabilities in Central and South America,” said Philipp Büssenschütt, Chief Commercial Officer, Origination and Business Development.

“Al has a wealth of experience in these markets.  He has the right relationships and transactional skills to quickly move our LPG and LNG businesses forward,” said Christopher McKey.  

Note to editors:
Garcia most recently held the Business Manager-Americas position at C4U Trade USA, Inc.  Prior to C4U Trade USA, he held consulting roles at Liquidity Energy, LLC (2013), GDF Suez North America (2012-2013), and ERCOT – Electric Reliability Council of Texas (2012).  Before receiving his MBA, Garcia was Manager-Texas Trading at Direct Energy from 2006 to 2010, and was a Trading Associate for Merrill Lynch Commodities Europe from 2003 to 2006. He holds a BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and a MBA from Columbia Business School/London Business School.

For further information, please contact:
EDF Trading
Lindsey Greenwood, Head of NA Communications
Tel: +1 281 653 1752

Michele Reid, Head of Communications
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7061 4232

About EDF Trading
EDF Trading is a leader in the international wholesale energy markets. It manages a portfolio of assets which give it the ability to source, supply, transport, store, blend and convert physical commodities around the world.  These capabilities enable EDF Trading to deliver essential asset optimisation services, risk management and wholesale market access to the EDF Group and its third party customers, helping them to realise the value inherent in their asset portfolios.
EDF Trading is active in the electricity, natural gas, LNG, upstream gas, coal and freight and environmental products markets.  It is one of the largest wholesale market traders in Europe for power and gas, one of the main providers of energy management services for power generation companies in the US and the fifth largest marketer of gas in North America.  It is one of the largest importers of coal into Europe and is a leading US energy retailer for large commercial and industrial customers.
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