The Team

Trader – East Africa

Dacio has joined Petroforce Trading and Shipping SA in 2015 as Trader, to set-up and develop an East-African desk for the trading of petroleum products in East Africa and Indian Ocean islands. Dacio brings to Petroforce 16 years of experience in the business of East-African region, gained while working at TOTAL in different offices around the world as trading operator.


Anna has over 10 years of experience in Treasury and Trade Finance. From 2005 Anna occupied various positions within Treasury department of Metinvest International SA, Geneva, a trading arm of Metinvest Group based in Ukraine, and from 2011 until 2015 Anna worked as Head of Treasury of Metinvest Internatinal SA, Geneva. Since 2015, Anna took the position of Treasurer of Petroforce Trading and Shipping SA. Anna holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with Diplomas in Marketing and Accounting from Webster University, Geneva (2001-2005) and has a Diploma of Advanced Studies in Commodity Trading from the University of Geneva (2012-2013).

Kateryna BONDAR
Legal Counsel

Kateryna joined Petroforce as Legal Counsel in April 2015. Kateryna specializes in commercial law, international trade and shipping. Previously she worked in the law firms in Geneva, Zurich, Paris and Kyiv where she represented companies in international arbitrations and litigations and provided advice on commercial contracts and corporate law issues. She also worked at the World Bank Group Sanctions Board and the US Court of Federal Claims in Washington DC. Kateryna holds degrees in law from Harvard Law School (LL.M.), University of Geneva (Master in international dispute resolution), Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (PhD in international law) and the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (LL.B., Specialist of Laws). Kateryna is licensed to practice law in the State of New York. She speaks fluently English, French, Ukrainian and Russian.

Trade Finance Specialist

Serge joined Petroforce Trading and Shipping SA in 2015. Serge brings to the company more than 20 years of experience in all asdpects of the trade finance operational activities, obtained during his long-term employment in major international companies and banks based in Geneva, such as Cargill, BNP Paribas and Credit Agricole.

Gregoire VAZQUEZ
Oil Trading Manager

Gregoire has joined Petroforce in March 2017 as an oil trading Manager, He previously held the position of crude oil trader at Kernel and spent 6 years at Mercuria as a senior fuel oil risk Manager then trader. He holds a chemical engineering degree from ENSIA7 in Toulouse and is GARP Energy Risk Professional Certified.

Gregoire's current role is to build and develop the crude oil and product trading books.

Younes ABBAS
Trading Operations Manager

Younes joined Petroforce coming from TOTSA Total Trading and Shipping SA in Geneva. He formerly handled various trading operations as well as developped businesses in Russia and France among others. In 2012, he was providing specialized technical assistance to Oil and Gas offshore/onshore contractors starting his way in the petroleum business. Younes graduated from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark and Kedge Business School in France. He also holds a double bachelor degree from IBS Plekhanov in Moscow and fluently speaks French, Russian, Arabic and English.

Jean-Philippe JEUNEHOMME
Head of Trade Finance

Jean Philippe joined Petroforce as Head of Trade Finance in January 2016 with over 20 years experience in banking industry, out of which 15 years in Trade Finance. After 5 year positions in auditing and accounting control, he became commodity finance officer with Paribas Bank in Paris from 1997 to 2002 where he was in charge of extending transactional credit facilities or borrowing base facilities to mid sized international trading companies, mostly involved in crude oil and oil products in Western Europe and Africa. He moved in 2002 to BNP Paribas Geneva where he managed trade finance officers with clients involved in Eastern countries, Central Asia, Russia, ex CIS, Turkey, Africa and Middle East and dealing with crude oil, oil products, petrochemicals, steel, metals, coal and ores. He also took part to many IT and organisational projects during this 15-year period of dramatic growth of the commodity trade finance business line within BNP Paribas. Jean Philippe graduated from a french National Engineer High School and also holds a Master degree in Audit and Finance from ESCP Europe Business School in Paris.

Trader - Agricultural Commodities

Deminda is an experienced and highly collaborative trader, career spanning more than 18 years' experience trading within agri-commodity markets with exchanged traded derivatives. He worked for leading Japanese and British trading companies in London for almost 12 years, and 6 years in Swiss trading companies. Deminda has a highly disciplined trading experience with a passion for agri-commodity business, and a great exposure to managing trading global books, price and structure in derivatives and underlying physicals.

Trader – bulk commodities and metals

Kirill has joined Petroforce Trading and Shipping SA in 2019 as Trader to set-up and develop coal trading business as well to originate investment and trading opportunities in metals and bulk commodities globally. Kirill brings vast experience of investments and trading in Russia, Africa, Latin America and Asia. Kirill previously worked for Serverstal Resources where he was member of the Executive team responsible for investments and strategy in mining and metals, RT-Global Resources where he was Director for investments in mining business and Engelhart Commodities Trading Partners responsible for business development in Russia. Kirill holds PhD degree from Gubkin State University for Oil and Gas and Bs and Ms degrees in international economics and finance with honors from Moscow State University for International Relations. Kirill speaks fluent English, German and Russian.