* Denotes a member of the Executive Committee; the business and affairs of CCI are managed under the direction of the members of the Executive Committee and the officers of CCI
Board of Directors
Glenn Dubin is the Principal of Dubin & Co., a private investment company based in New York. Mr. Dubin co-founded Highbridge Capital Management LLC, an alternative asset management company in 1992. During his tenure as CEO, Highbridge evolved from a multi-strategy hedge fund into a diversified alternative asset management institution with over $35 billion of capital under management. In 2009, Highbridge was acquired by JP Morgan Asset Management, and Mr. Dubin remained at the helm to oversee the transition – a transition considered by many to be an example of a model succession. In 2013, Mr. Dubin resigned as Chairman and CEO of Highbridge to focus on Dubin & Co. and the founding of Engineers Gate LP, a proprietary quantitative trading company. Engineers Gate, comprised of 76 employees including 25 PhDs, has committed itself to building a next generation operating and technology platform for systematic trading strategies across global liquid markets.
In 2012, Mr. Dubin, along with a prominent group of investors, acquired Castleton Commodities International LLC. In 2015, CCI acquired Morgan Stanley’s Global Oil Merchanting business, and the combined company now ranks as one of the world’s leading independent energy merchants. Mr. Dubin is the lead shareholder and Non-Executive Chairman of the Company.
Mr. Dubin is a founder and former Board chair of the Robin Hood Foundation, a philanthropic organization in New York that applies investment principles to charitable giving. Since its founding in 1988, Robin Hood has raised and invested over $2.5 billion in the most effective poverty-fighting programs in New York City. Mr. Dubin is also a Board member of Mount Sinai Medical Center and the Museum of Modern Art and is a member of the Dean’s Executive Committee of the Harvard Kennedy School. Mr. Dubin graduated from the State University of New York at Stony Brook with a BA in Economics.
Mikael Andren is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Paul Tudor Jones II Family Office and related entities. The Family office works closely with its principals in managing the Family’s investments, real estate and philanthropic activities. Mr. Andren is deeply involved in philanthropy and currently serves on the boards of StudentsFirstNY, the Sonima Foundation and the Singita Grumeti Fund.
Mr. Andren attended the University of Wisconsin where he received his undergraduate degree in accounting. He completed his education through an MBA from Columbia University.
Laurence D. Belfer*
Laurence D. Belfer is the Chief Executive Officer of Belfer Management LLC in New York, NY, a family investment firm that emphasizes the energy, real estate and financial services industries.
Previously, Laurence served as Vice-Chairman, President and Chief Operating Officer of Belco Oil and Gas Corp. (NYSE) and Co-Founder of Harvest Capital LP. Mr. Belfer serves on the Board of Directors of the Belfer Foundations and the 92nd Street Y. He is a member of the International Council of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government and serves on the Advisory Board of the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing.
Mr. Belfer is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) and is a Henry Crown Fellow at The Aspen Institute. He is a 1988 graduate with honors from Harvard University who earned his Juris Doctor degree from Columbia Law School in 1992.
J. Michael Evans
J. Michael Evans has more than 30 years of experience in banking and financial services, including 20 years in leadership positions at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Evans was vice chairman of the Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. from February 2008 until his retirement in December 2013. He served as the chairman of the Asian operations of Goldman Sachs from 2004 until 2013 and was global head of all Growth Markets for Goldman Sachs from January 2011 to December 2013.
Mr. Evans also co-chaired the Business Standards Committee of Goldman Sachs from 2011 to 2013 which was tasked to conduct a comprehensive review of all of the Firm's business standards and practices globally. Mr. Evans joined Goldman Sachs in 1993, became a partner in 1994 and held various leadership positions in London, New York and Asia, including global head of equity capital markets, global co-head of equities and global co-head of the securities business.
Currently, Mr. Evans is a board member of Alibaba, the largest e-commerce company globally and Barrick Gold Corp, the world's largest gold mining company. Educated at Princeton as an undergraduate and at Oxford for his graduate studies, Mr. Evans also won an Olympic Gold Medal as a member of the Canadian Olympic men's rowing team in 1984 in Los Angeles.
Murray A. Rabinowitz
Murray A. Rabinowitz is the Chief Investment Officer of Brooklyn NY Holdings LLC, a private investment firm. Mr. Rabinowitz received an AB in Biochemical Sciences from Harvard College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He is a CFA charterholder.
Henry (Hank) R. Slack
Hank Slack has over 40 years of experience in the natural resources business. Mr. Slack was concurrently the Chief Executive Officer of Minorco SA, formerly one of the world’s leading operating resources groups; a director and member of the Executive Committee of Anglo American Corporation; and Chairman of Terra Industries , an international nitrogen-based fertilizer company.
Mr. Slack is also Chairman of Alico, Inc., a Florida-based citrus and sugar company, and a member of Investment Committees of E. Oppenheimer & Son Limited, the global investment company for the South African based family. Mr. Slack received a B.A. from Princeton University in 1972.
Jacques Veyrat is Chairman and CEO of Impala, a group active in energy, asset management, manufacturing, and consumer brands. In the energy sector, Impala is the main shareholder of Neoen (Renewables) and Direct Energie (energy distribution). Prior to founding Impala in 2011, Mr. Veyrat spent 16 years in senior management positions in the Louis Dreyfus Group as group Chairman and CEO (2008-2011), founder and CEO of the telecommunications division (1998-2008) and CEO of the shipping division.
Prior to joining Louis Dreyfus, Mr. Veyrat spent 7 years in senior roles at the French treasury and in ministry cabinets. Mr. Veyrat is an engineer who graduated from Ecole Polytechnique and Corps des Ponts et Chaussées.
William C. Reed II*
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William C. Reed II is the President and CEO of CCI. Mr. Reed joined Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy in September 2007 and was appointed CEO in October 2008. In 2012, he executed the buyout of LDHE, forming CCI.
Previously, Mr. Reed was founding partner and head of trading at Saracen Energy Advisors, where he was one of four partners responsible for establishing the fund that grew from $30 million to $1.4 billion at the time of his departure. Mr. Reed served in the United States Army Special Operations, earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance and accounting from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S., summa cum laude, in mathematics and economics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Timothy R. Barakett*
Timothy R. Barakett is the Chairman and Founder of TRB Advisors LP, a private investment firm. Mr. Barakett is also the Co-Founder and Non-Executive Chairman of Stabilis Capital Management L.P., an asset oriented distressed debt firm, and the Co-Founder of GreyCastle Holdings Ltd, a Bermuda-based life and annuity reinsurer.
From 1995 until 2010, Mr. Barakett was the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Atticus Capital LP, a global investment management firm. Prior to founding Atticus Capital, Mr. Barakett was a Managing Director at Junction Advisors, an investment management company specializing in risk arbitrage, and earlier in his career he was an investment professional at Battery Ventures, a venture capital firm. Mr. Barakett holds a B.A. degree in economics from Harvard and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
Paul J. Fribourg*
For the last decade, Paul J. Fribourg has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Grain Company, an international agribusiness and investment company. Prior to assuming the helm of one of the largest privately-held corporations in the United States, he held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility—from Merchandiser and Product Line Manager to Group President and Chief Operating Officer.
Paul Fribourg has extensive corporate service as the Lead Independent Director of Loews Corporation, a Board Member of The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc., a Board Member of Burger King Worldwide, Inc. and its subsidiaries, Burger King Holdco LLC, Burger King Capital Holdings, LLC, Burger King Holdings, Inc., and a Board Member of Apollo Global Management, LLC. In addition, he is a Member of the Rabobank International North American Agribusiness Advisory, the NYU Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business Advisory Board, The America-China Society and Endeavor Global Inc. He is also a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Business Leaders Advisory Council for The Mayor of Shanghai.
Mr. Fribourg graduated Magna Cum Laude from Amherst College with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He then completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard’s Business School.
Thomas A. Patterson*
Thomas A. Patterson is a General Partner at Madrone Capital Partners, an investment firm based in Menlo Park, CA that focuses on investments in founder/family owned businesses, the emerging middle class in China and Brazil, and clean energy technology.
Prior to joining Madrone, he was at Weston Presidio, a private equity firm focused on growth equity and leveraged buyout transactions, from 1995 until 2004. While at Weston Presidio, he was involved in a diverse range of businesses, including JetBlue Airways, MapQuest, InsulAir, and Jane Cosmetics. Prior to Weston Presidio, he worked for four years at McKinsey & Company and focused on the financial services and building materials industries.
Mr. Patterson serves on the Boards of Barry-Wehmiller, Oportun, and DMB Pacific. He has also been active in private land conservation and is a Director At Large of the Montana Land Reliance. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an AB in history from Harvard College where he rowed on the Crimson’s varsity lightweight crew team.
Eric Ruttenberg is the Co-Managing Partner of Tinicum Incorporated, an investment firm founded to manage the holdings of the Ruttenberg family as well as manage outside capital. He was a Founder of Farallon Partners in 1986, a global institutional asset management firm.
Mr. Ruttenberg is currently on the board of Consolidated Aerospace Manufacturing, Doduco GmbH, Flat Rock Energy, and Penn Engineering and Manufacturing Corp. He is also a Trustee of St. Bernard’s School, Mt. Sinai Medical Center and St. Paul’s School. Mr. Ruttenberg has a B.A. from Hampshire College.
Joshua L. Steiner*
Joshua L. Steiner is the Head of Bloomberg L.P.’s Industry Verticals Group which includes, Bloomberg Government (BGOV), Bloomberg BNA (BBNA/BLAW), and Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) – all of which are subscription web-based services.
Before joining Bloomberg, Mr. Steiner lived in Mumbai where he taught at a low income school and served as a Senior Advisor to NBC Universal. Prior to this role, he was a co-founder, Co-President and a Managing Principal at Quadrangle Group, a private equity and asset management firm. Before forming Quadrangle in 2000, he was a Managing Director at Lazard Frères & Co. LLC. From 1993-1995, Mr. Steiner was the Chief of Staff for the United States Department of the Treasury.
Mr. Steiner is on the Board of Trustees of the New York Public Library and Phillips Academy (Andover). He received a M.St. in Modern History from Oxford University and a B.A. in History from Yale University.
William C. Reed II
President and Chief Executive OfficerLearn more
Mr. Reed is the President and CEO of CCI. He joined Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy in September 2007 and was appointed CEO in October 2008. In 2012, he executed the buyout of LDHE, forming CCI. Previously, Mr. Reed was founding partner and head of trading at Saracen Energy Advisors, where he was one of four partners responsible for establishing the fund that grew from $30 million to $1.4 billion at the time of his departure.
Mr. Reed served in the United States Army Special Operations, earned an M.B.A. with a concentration in finance and accounting from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.S., summa cum laude, in mathematics and economics from the University of Pittsburgh.
Ram P. Challa
Senior Managing Director and Chief Risk OfficerLearn more
Mr. Challa is CCI’s Chief Risk Officer. Prior to joining the Company in April 2008, Mr. Challa served as global head of proprietary risk and commodities risk at Lehman Brothers where, since 2005, he was responsible for Lehman's internal hedge funds and principal risk and Lehman's global commodity proprietary and flow business.
Mr. Challa earned an M.B.A. from Columbia University, M.Eng. in chemical engineering from Cornell University and a B.Tech. in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi.
Daniel F. Hines
Senior Managing Director and Chief Financial OfficerLearn more
Mr. Hines is CCI’s Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining CCI, Mr. Hines worked at. J.P. Morgan since 1989, where he held a variety of senior level finance positions within the investment bank. From 2007-2011, he was CFO and head of business management for J.P. Morgan’s global commodities business where he played a key role in the expansion of the commodities franchise. He received his B.S. in accounting from St. John’s University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Senior Managing Director and Chief Operating OfficerLearn more
Mr. Nair is CCI’s Chief Operating Officer. Prior to joining the Company in April 2011, Mr. Nair served as the director of information technology at ConocoPhillips's global energy trading business unit.
Mr. Nair has decades of experience leading strategy work and driving successful execution of large capital-intensive project portfolios across energy and agri-commodity trading, retail, insurance, distilleries and breweries. Mr. Nair earned an M.B.A. from University of Houston and a bachelor of commerce degree from the University of Madras, India.
Amy L. Williams
Senior Managing Director and Head of Human ResourcesLearn more
Ms. Williams is CCI’s Head of Human Resources. Prior to joining, in May 2010, Ms. Williams was Head of Human Resources at Plainfield Asset Management, a multi-strategy hedge fund. Prior to Plainfield Asset Management Ms. Williams was a Senior Vice President in Human Resources at Bank of America Securities in New York. While working at Bank of America, she held several roles within the Leadership Development functions as well as, Human Resources Generalist and Global Recruiting Manager for businesses across the investment bank. Prior to her time at Bank of America Securities Ms. Williams was the Senior Human Resources Generalist for MMC Enterprise Risk, a division within Marsh, Inc. which created asset securitized insurance products. Ms. Williams began her career at Bear Stearns in various Human Resources roles supporting the Fixed Income and Equity divisions.
Ms. Williams received an M.S. in Human Resources Management from the New York Institute of Technology and a B.S in Psychology from Lynchburg College.
Steven M. Bunkin
Senior Managing Director and General CounselLearn more
Mr. Bunkin is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of CCI. Prior to joining CCI, Mr. Bunkin spent 18 years at Goldman Sachs, most recently as Managing Director and Associate General Counsel to the firm’s Global Commodities Business. Prior to that, he spent four years as Vice President and Associate General Counsel at J.P. Morgan supporting their Futures and Commodities businesses. Before entering the trading business, Mr. Bunkin was an attorney in the General Practice group at Sullivan & Cromwell.
Mr. Bunkin holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a B.A. in History from Emory University.
Nicholas P. Haslett
Senior Managing Director and Chief Strategy OfficerLearn more
Mr. Haslett is the Chief Strategy Officer of CCI. Prior to joining CCI in January 2013, Mr. Haslett was with Highbridge Capital Management where he served in a variety of roles including Head of Strategy, with responsibilities including acquisitions, private investments, capital formation and firm management. Mr. Haslett covered Highbridge’s private equity investment in Louis Dreyfus Highbridge Energy (“LDHE”) and was the senior deal professional in the divestiture and management buyout which transformed LDHE into CCI under new ownership. Prior to joining Highbridge, Mr. Haslett was an investment banker at UBS in New York in the Global Power, Utilities and Renewables Group and previously in the Global Industrials Group.
Mr. Haslett attended Harvard Business School (PLDA) and Tufts University (BS, Quantitative Economics).
Senior Managing Director, Chief Investment Officer and Head of Business DevelopmentLearn more
Mr. Konar is the Chief Investment Officer and Head of Business Development. Prior to joining CCI, Mr. Konar served as Chief Investment Officer of Mercuria Energy Trading where he oversaw mergers, acquisitions and operations of physical assets across the firm’s merchant platform spanning Asia, the Americas and EMEA. Before Mercuria, he was Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Commodities Principal Investments at Goldman Sachs. Mr. Konar also served in a variety of senior roles at Constellation Energy, including Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development, where he led the firm’s M&A efforts and was a member of the Executive Management Committee. Earlier in his career, he was a senior energy market consultant at Accenture, PA Consulting and Putnam, Hayes & Bartlett.
Mr. Konar holds a Ph.D. in Economics and Finance from Vanderbilt University and a B.A in Economics and Mathematics from St. Stephen’s College in India.
Senior Managing Director and Co-President of Global Merchant LiquidsLearn more
Mr. Simpson is the Global Co-Head of Oil Liquids. Prior to joining CCI in November 2015, he spent more than ten years at Morgan Stanley and was most recently the Global Co-Head of Distillates based out of London. Previously, he was an oil derivatives trader at RWE Trading for five years. Prior to that, he worked for Texaco in various roles including Refinery Economist and Oil Products Trader.
Mr. Simpson holds an M.Eng. in Chemical Engineering from Newcastle University.
S. Fabrizio Zichichi
Senior Managing Director and Co-President of Global Merchant LiquidsLearn more
Mr. Zichichi is the Global Co-Head of Oil Liquids. Prior to joining CCI in November 2015, he spent more than eight years at Morgan Stanley and was most recently the Global Co-Head of the Physical Oil Business. From 1998 to 2007, he was the Global Head of Clean Fuels at Noble Americas Corp and also served on the company’s Risk Committee and the board of Noble Americas. Between 1994 and 1998, Mr. Zichichi worked at Phibro, Salomon Brothers’ subsidiary for commodities trading, where he initially joined as a trader in the Petrochemicals Department. He started his professional career at ENI in 1983 where his last position was Vice President of the Oxygenate Division at American Agip.
Mr. Zichichi graduated from H.E.C University in Lausanne.