EDF Trading hires Head of LNG

EDF Trading, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EDF S.A., is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Arnold as Head of LNG effective July 8th, 2013.

Arnold will be based in London and will focus on developing EDF Trading’s international LNG and NGL footprint, identifying market opportunities and creating a strategy for expanding the business. Arnold will report to John Rittenhouse, Chief Executive.

“Matthew has over 20 years experience in the LNG/gas space. He will be a great addition to our business and we look forward to welcoming him to EDF Trading,” said John Rittenhouse.

Arnold joins from ExxonMobil where he has held a number of roles, most recently as Production Planning and Commercial Manager for ExxonMobil Qatar.

EDF Trading is one of the world’s leading participants in the LNG market and offers a complete range of services including supply and delivery, terminal operations, re-gasification and nominations into networks. It has master agreements with the majority of the market’s key participants.

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 26,000 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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