Iain Lawson is Head of Structured Products for BP in the Eastern Hemisphere, based in Singapore. He is a Physics graduate from St Andrews University and has over 20 years experience in Oil, Gas, Coal, Metals and other commodities markets. He started his career with Shell in London and Paris, where his roles included derivatives trading and crude supply to Shell’s refinery system in France. He then joined Goldman Sachs where he helped develop J Aron’s energy marketing business in London and Singapore, and was subsequently responsible for Commodity Capital Markets at Citigroup in Singapore. Iain’s most recent position before BP was as Head of Commodity Structuring for Asia Pacific at Nomura. His department looks after both day to day risk management of energy prices for consumers and producers as well as more structured deals involving cross-commodity risk, commodity linked financing and physical deals involving energy price risk management. He is a director of BP Energy Asia and sits on BP Trading’s Innovation group.More information about speaker
After graduating in Chemical Engineering in 1995 and Business Management in 1996, both at Rotterdam University (Hogeschool Rotterdam en Omstreken), Douglas decided to specialise in marine fuels. After managing marine fuel oil testing laboratories in both Rotterdam as well as Singapore, he joined Lloyd’s Register in 2005 to strengthen its Fuel Oil Bunkering Advisory Services, FOBAS. He has 15+ years of experience in marine fuels testing and engineering. Douglas deals with problem fuels as well as solutions concerning marine fuels and associated environmental regulatory matters on a daily basis to end users such as ship owners and managers.
Douglas champions bunkering best practice standards in the international bunker community as well as promotes continuous education of stakeholders in the bunker supply industry on ongoing regulatory as well as technological developments concerning fuel oils. Douglas also has extensive knowledge of future fuels such as LNG, Methanol and Bio-fuels and its potential future uptake in the marine industry.
Previously Managing Director and Head of Freight Trading at Castleton Commodities International (CCI) (formerly Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy). Prior to joining CCI, Keith was Commercial Director for NASDAQ listed Eagle Bulk Shipping in New York.
Commercial Director of the Kuok Group Shipping interests -Pacific Carriers Limited, Singapore & Malaysian Bulk Carriers which is listed on the Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange
Currently a Non Executive Director of J.&J. Denholm Limited, Glasgow, Scotland, having started his career as a seafarer on Denholm vessels
In 2007-2008 he was Chairman of the Baltic Exchange Freight Derivatives Users Group. Has served on the Board of Directors of The American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association. Past committee member of the Norwegian Hull Club and served on the Executive Committee of Intercargo. Holds a Fellowship of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.