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Haakon Olafsson


Haakon is an alumnus of Cargill, Enron, Goldman Sachs and Statkraft India.  He received his MBA from London Business School in 1998 and has a BSc in Economics and Finance.


He has  a 30-year highly successful track-record of trading, business development, project development and optimisation of physical resources.


His trading track record generating on average 6 x Annualised return on VaR, equivalent to 30% AAR.

During his career, he has managed front, back, middle office, logistics, technology, finance, legal and regulatory teams.


He has hands on experience operating large-scale energy assets; 100MW-1.8GW power plants, onshore gas terminals, offshore oil & gas production, pipelines and gas storage

Key Positions Held:

  • Managing Director at Statkraft Markets, India

  • Managing Director, Global Coal, EMEA Gas & Power at EDF Trading/Credit Agricole JV

  • Head of EMEA Energy, Global Coal & Freight at Lehman Brothers

  • Head of UK Gas, Global Coal & Freight at Goldman Sachs

  • Head of UK Gas at Enron

  • Senior Oil Seeds Trader at Cargill 


Commodity Market Experience:

  • African/Indian/South-East Asian power & gas

  • European power & gas

  • Coal

  • LNG

  • Oil

  • US nat gas

  • Emissions

  • Bulk freight

  • Agricultural products

Asset/Technology Experience:

  • Thermal power stations

  • Hydro generation (reservoir+run of river)

  • Upstream & downstream gas and LNG

  • Power & gas transmission systems

  • Solar PV

  • Green Hydrogen & Ammonia

  • Biomass & waste-to-energy

  • Bulk energy storage systems

  • Gas storage

  • Coal mining

  • AI driven analytics

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