• The Global Energy & Commodities Search Firm
    run by Commodities Professionals.

    Partnering with clients globally to source, build and develop high-performance teams via
    executive search, assessment, advisory and consulting services.

About Us

We are an award winning boutique Search Firm operating in the Commodities Sector

Our business has developed over 23 years through enduring partnership based relationships

Managed by former Commodity Professionals for more than 20 years, we have worked with Clients on a global basis from offices across London, Monaco, New York, Houston, Singapore and Hong Kong. We partner with Commodity Trading Houses, Oil & Gas Majors, Hedge Funds, Utilities, Investment Banks, Private Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds and Private Equity Firms across EMEA, Asia and the Americas, sourcing the highest levels of talent in trading and related commercial areas.

Through our dedicated Commercial Practice, we source both commercial and operational leadership across all geographical regions for Oil & Gas Operators, Professional Energy Consulting Firms, EPC’s & Service Companies, Shipping Firms, Mining Operators, Renewable Energy Firms, Private Equity Firms and Technology Houses.

Our Global Team are able to assist Clients on all aspects of their hiring strategy and presence, providing in-depth knowledge and value-add expertise, strengthening their understanding and approach to senior level talent management.

Clients

ESTABLISHED

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The original market leader established for more than 20 years

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Hired for Clients in 49 countries

PROVEN

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> 700 placements of senior leaders in energy & commodities

NETWORKED

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Offices in 6 locations

INTERNATIONAL

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Number of languages spoken by Team

Within all of our specialist sectors, we deliver best-in-class executive sourcing and talent mapping for Senior Executive, Mid to Senior level Management and C-Suite staffing. We additionally provide in-depth consulting on strategic issues around talent planning and growth, competitor analysis, reward / compensation, leadership assessment / testing and staff retention.

For more than 20 years we have partnered with Oil & Gas Majors, Trading Houses, Hedge Funds, Utilities Firms, Investment Banks, Private Banks, Sovereign Wealth Funds, Private Equity Firms, Renewable Energy Companies, EPC’s & Service Companies, Shipping Firms, Mining Operators, Technology Firms and Professional Energy Consulting Practices.

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GENEVA

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HAMBURG

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GERMANY

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ZUG

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MILAN

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PARIS

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MOSCOW

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HOLLAND

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VIENNA

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LUXEMBURG

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KAZAKHSTAN

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SINGAPORE

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DUBAI

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QATAR

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DHAHRAN

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EGYPT

Head of Geophysical & Geosciences
Oil & Gas Major

Projects Director
International Exploration & Production Company

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JAKARTA

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MUMBAI

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SYDNEY

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ANGOLA

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GHANA

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EQUATORIAL GUINEA

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ABUJA

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MOZAMBIQUE

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ZAMBIA

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KENYA

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TANZANIA

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ALGERIA

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SOUTH AFRICA

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ABUJA

M&A / Asset Director
Oil & Gas Major

Head of West African Physical Oil Origination

European Oil Major

Head of Upstream Oil & Commodity Business Development
African Oil Corporation

Physical West African Oil Business Development & Origination – Market Mapping
Physical Oil Major

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Global Head of Research
US Investment Bank

Head of Oil Derivatives
Global Trade House

Managing Director, Structured Oil Origination
US Investment Bank

Global Head of Professional Services
Oil Trading Technology & Software House

Senior Physical Crude Trader

Global Trade House

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NEW YORK

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HOUSTON

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CONNECTICUT

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CHICAGO

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CALGARY

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ARGENTINA

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COPENHAGEN

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OSLO

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SIERRA LEONE

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STAMFORD

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SAO PAULO

Head of South American Agricultural / Energy Sales
US Investment Bank

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CAIRO

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PERTH

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LAGOS

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DUBLIN

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GIJON

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TURKEY

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DALLAS

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CHAM

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ROME

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ATHENS

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OMAN

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ETHIOPIA

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WASHINGTON

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ONTARIO

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Leadership

Paul Chrispin – Managing Partner

Head of Energy & Commodities

Email: Paul.Chrispin@principalsearch.com
Tel: +447826866415

Chris Neidow – Managing Partner

Head of Americas, Energy & Commodities

Email: Chris.Neidow@principalsearch.com
Tel: +19178620027

Mike Chilman – Managing Partner

Head of Asia, Energy & Commodities

Email: Mike.Chilman@principalandpartners.sg
Tel: +447554553781

Jonathan Scott – Managing Partner

Head of Commercial

Email: Jonathan.Scott@principalsearch.com
Tel: +447384548309