Global Trading team relocates to central London

In early December our Global Trading team, which was based in Leatherhead, relocated to a new office in central London. The new London office space provides a customised, open plan trading floor, designed to provide the collaborative and dynamic workspace required by the trading teams who together comprise around 170 people.

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The facility provides many different types and sizes of meetings rooms, team-based work areas, and quiet spaces for when greater privacy is needed. The wider building offers a choice of communal spaces for informal working, hosting meetings, and social events.

A number of people including Belinda Davidson-Gay, Business Venture Manager, Jack Alderson, EAME Trading Analytics Manager and Nigel Edwards, Originator, Gas and Power Trading, have all been involved in ensuring a smooth transition from Leatherhead. Belinda explained that in order to maintain business continuity, the move was phased over a three-week period. Speaking to Newsline, she said: “All the teams involved worked extremely hard to fit out the new trading floor with the latest trading technology, IT equipment, and ergonomic office furniture. We are planning an official opening event in December, once everyone has settled in.”

The move has been a year in the making following the rapid growth and reorganisation of the Global Trading division. It now brings together all ExxonMobil commodities trading services under one umbrella, enabling the team to offer trading services to the full corporation across all markets and geographies.

Justin Jackson, Europe Gas and Power Trading Manager said: “Our relocation to the new London Trading Office is a significant milestone in the overall Trading Journey of ExxonMobil. It will be the first ExxonMobil office location in the world which will be purely focused on Trading and provides significant opportunities for growth and will help to achieve ambitious targets to increase the overall earnings from Trading activities. The UK is a key location from which to expand our trading business across the range of products ExxonMobil trades in, including Crude, Products, Natural Gas Liquids, Gas, LNG and Power, and new areas such as Environmental certificates and Carbon, consistent with the energy transition.”

Paul Greenwood, LCM and EAME Crude Trading Manager said: “Another key opportunity with the move is to be closer to our external trading counterparts who are also largely based in London. It will also make it easier for us to continue to expand our team and attract individuals who are motivated, adaptable, and driven to succeed in a dynamic and fast-paced environment. We are particularly excited about the potential opportunities we can create by having all our Trading teams together in one specialised location with other critical teams including Trading Risk and Compliance, Law, Analytics and Trading Enablement. We have an incredible opportunity for London to lead the way and set the collaboration standard for the rest of Global Trading.”

Image The new central London Global Trading office is fitted out with the with the latest trading technology, IT equipment, and ergonomic office furniture.
The new central London Global Trading office is fitted out with the with the latest trading technology, IT equipment, and ergonomic office furniture.