06 September 2013

Trafigura Opens New Company in Moscow, Russia

Geneva - 05th September 2013 - Trafigura has opened a new company headquartered in Moscow - Trafigura Eurasia LLC. The company, created to develop business across Russia and the CIS, will be led by industry veteran Jonathan Kollek as President and Elena Lobodina as CEO.

Our group has 81 offices in 56 countries on six continents, but the importance of Russia to our global markets makes the opening of a new Moscow-based business an event of particular strategic importance to us,” said Claude Dauphin, Chairman and CEO of Trafigura.

Dmitry Kuranov and Alexei Golubev have joined the company with an experienced team to secure positions in the Russian oil sector, a territory long dominated by rivals. Mikhail Zeldovich will continue to head the metal and coal trading division which will be strengthened to develop deeper relationships with CIS producers.

As a first step Trafigura has already concluded its first large oil export deal in Russia with Rosneft which according to Claude Dauphin: “Is a good start of what should be a long-term and rewarding relationship for both companies.”

The Trafigura Group is one of the world's leading international commodity traders, specialising in the oil, minerals and metals markets, with 81 offices in 56 countries in six continents. 

Source: Trafigura