Featured Energy Expert
Manager, Australia Energy Operations
Rafael brings nearly 10 years of experience working with international Energy Markets. He has led teams responsible for energy procurement for clients from the mining and other energy-intensive sectors in Europe, bringing wholesale market participation and financial hedging to new sectors. He heads the price risk management team in Australia, responsible for both Australian and New Zealand clients.
He is also responsible for the operations team in Australia, including procurement, budgeting, and data analysis pieces for our ANZ clients. His analytical skills have allowed him to take ownership of complex projects and improvements to our internal systems and processes.
Global Director Portfolio Management
Marcel has been in the energy industry for almost 25 years with experience in Pricing, Forecasting, Asset Optimisation, Risk Management, and Trading. Recent roles include leading Shell’s entry into the UK, Dutch and German markets by developing operational requirements to monetise supply and PPA contracts. Marcel has strong hands-on experience in operations as well as quantitative modelling and technical strategy development using tools such as python, TradeSignal, and SQL as well as various ETRM systems. Marcel has also gained leadership skills having led trading and operational teams at Wingas and EDF.
Sr Manager - Sustainability Advisory, Asia Pacific
Ian Burkheimer is the Lead for Sustainability Advisory in the Asia Pacific Region for World Kinect Energy Services, as well as the Japan office. With 15 years’ natural gas, renewable electricity and energy consulting experience, Ian provides sustainability and energy services for clients across Asia Pacific (APAC). His experience has included advising on renewable power procurement and placement of renewable energy in Japan, the Philippines, Chile, as well as for Asia-based clients with operations in North America and Europe. He has also advised utilities, industrial clients and government on alternative energy supply chains and carbon impacts. Ian is currently the Co-chair of the American Chamber of Commerce Japan (ACCJ)'s Energy committee, where he works with international and Japanese members to advocate for improved processes for lower carbon energy in the country.
Senior Energy Analyst, Australia Energy Operations
Joining World Kinect Energy Services from a major Australian energy gentailer, Callum is experienced in covering energy commodities markets and developing analytical tools to quantify supply, demand and price trends for the purpose of informing executive business decisions. Prior to joining the energy industry, Callum was trained as a market risk consultant by a leading Big 4 firm, and so couples these skillsets in his role as Senior Energy Analyst to effectively manage and mitigate energy price risks for World Kinect Energy Services’ APAC clients.