EDF Trading hires Senior Origination Manager, LNG

EDF Trading, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDF S.A., is pleased to announce the appointment of Sophie Ducoloner as a Senior Origination Manager, LNG.  Ducoloner will join the company on 29th February and report to Philipp Büssenschütt, Chief Commercial Officer, Origination and Business Development.

Ducoloner joins from Gazprom Marketing and Trading where she has held a number of positions in its Singapore and London offices most recently, Head of LNG Origination Asia Pacific.  Prior to that, she was at Veolia Environnement in Paris in various power and emission roles.

EDF Trading has restructured its global LNG trading and origination team in view of the forthcoming retirement of Matthew Arnold.  The business is now jointly managed by Philipp Büssenschütt and Marcello Romano, Head of European Gas and Flow.

“I’m pleased to welcome Sophie to EDF Trading.  She brings with her a wealth of experience of the LNG market, particularly in Asia,” said Philipp Büssenschütt.  “We are developing our LNG activities in that region and the US so she will be a great addition to our experienced team of originators”, he continued.

EDFT has a long-standing presence in the Far East operating from Singapore since 2003 and supplying wholesale fuels to industrial customers and utility partners throughout the Asia-Pacific region. EDFT is particularly active in supporting the growing demand for LNG in Japan, Korea and countries throughout Asia and recently entered into an agreement with KOGAS for the European optimisation of up to 4MT of LNG over eight years.

For further information, please contact:

EDF Trading
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, LPG, coal and freight and environmental products markets.  It is one of the largest wholesale market traders in Europe for power and gas and one of the leading marketers of gas and power in the US.  Its subsidiary, EDF Energy Services is one of the main providers of generation services for power generation companies in the US and a leading US energy retailer for large commercial and industrial customers.

EDF Trading is a 100% owned subsidiary of EDF, the world’s biggest electricity generator.

EDF Trading has around 950 employees with offices in the UK, Europe, Singapore, China, the United States and Canada.