EDF Trading hires Head of Biodiesel Trading

EDF Trading, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDF S.A., is pleased to announce the appointment of Henri Bardon as Head of Biodiesel Trading effective Tuesday 1st May. Bardon is based in London and reports to François Joubert, Global Head of Environmental Products. Bardon will be responsible for developing a biodiesel business for EDF Trading following its recent acquisition of a 60 KT biodiesel plant in central Austria.

Bardon joins from the Sodrugestvo Group of Companies in Kaliningrad where he was Commercial Director for a soybean crusher. Prior to that, he was responsible for Biofuels at Trafigura and Vertical Asia in Singapore.

“This is a key appointment for us. Henri has an in-depth knowledge of the biodiesel market and his experience in this field will be invaluable as we move into this market”, said François Joubert, Global Head of Environmental Products at EDF Trading.

“I’m delighted to welcome Henri to EDF Trading. He is a great fit for our business as we build out this new activity,” said John Rittenhouse, Chief Executive of EDF Trading.

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. 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 with 20,000 MW of generation under management 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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