EDF Trading appoints Senior Originator

EDF Trading, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDF S.A., is pleased to announce the appointment of Eric Sananes as Head of Central and Eastern Europe, Southern Europe and Flow Origination. Sananes will be based in London and will report to Philipp Büssenschütt, Global Head of Origination. Sananes will be responsible for leading and further developing origination activities in Eastern and Southern Europe. He will also develop flow origination activities, particularly in the French market.

Sananes joins from JPMorgan where he was Head of Energy Sales for France, Benelux and North Africa focussing on the oil derivatives, gas, power, emissions and coal businesses.

“I want to welcome Eric to EDF Trading. He will be a great asset to our business as we continue to develop our origination activities globally,” said John Rittenhouse, Chief Executive.

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 has its own 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 one of the largest participants in the global power, gas, coal, freight and environmental products markets. It is one of the top buyers of carbon credits from global CDM projects and has one of the most mature portfolios in the market with over 85% of its projects being registered. It is the largest importer of coal into Europe, a pioneer in the biomass market, a recognised leader in weather derivatives, one of the largest providers of market services to the wholesale gas and power sectors in North America and the leading electricity trader in Europe.

EDF Trading is a 100% owned subsidiary of EDF, Europe’s leading electricity producer, a major player in renewable energies, a significant participant in the worldwide revival of nuclear energy with a growing presence in the natural gas industry

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