Global Commodities Practice.

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Global Commodities Practice.

The Omerta Group’s Commodities Practice partners with organisations involved in every stage of the mid and down-stream commodities value chain, across Energy, Metals & Mining, Agriculture, Energy Transition and Financial Markets.

Our global team, with sector specific experience, and long-standing industry relationships, provides clients with market leading data, strategic hiring advice, and talent coverage.

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The commodity markets are experiencing a series of profound changes including trading margin reduction, environmental policy, investor relations, consolidation and digitisation.

Our commodities team, in collaboration with the wider practice groups at The Omerta Group, combine to provide holistic talent strategy and solutions in order to meet those challenges.

Oil Majors and NOCs.

Commodity Trading Houses.

Integrated Energy Companies.

Utilities.

Financial Institutions.

Refiners & Processors.

Shipping & Transportation.

Our Reach

Coverage.

Our Track Record

Recent Completed Assignments.

Global Head of Energy Trading.

Commodity Trading House | Europe

Agricultural Trading Team.

Commodity Trading House | US

Head of Structured Commodity Trade Finance.

International Investment Bank | Asia Pacific

Global Head of Petrochemical Trading.

Multinational Trading Organisation | US

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Head of Commodities.

Commodity Trading House | UAE

CRO Commodities.

Integrated Energy Company | Europe

Head of Metals Trading.

International Investment Bank | Europe

CTO.

Commodity Trading House | Europe

Commodities Product Manager.

Commodity Data & Software Organisation | Europe

Head of Natural Resources.

Global Asset Manager | Asia Pacific

Head of Oil Origination.

Global Merchant Commodity Trader | Europe

Regional Head of Investments.

Asset Manager | Africa

Our People

Practice Team.

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AJ joined The Omerta Group in 2020 as a Senior...

Arjing Kuo

Senior Associate

Edward joined The Omerta Group in 2021 and leads the...

Edward Gelling

Director

Jon, based in the New York office, is part of...

Jon Friedman

Managing Director

Natalie joined The Omerta Group in 2020 as an Associate...

Natalie Lopez

Associate

Peter rejoined The Omerta Group in 2020 and is based...

Peter Morters

Director

Vithiya oversees the APAC Liquid Markets practice in Hong Kong....

Vithiya Vairon

Director

Arjing Kuo

Position: Senior Associate
Email: arjing.kuo@omerta-group.com
Categories: Commodities, Fixed Income & Foreign Exchange
Location: Hong Kong

AJ joined The Omerta Group in 2020 as a Senior Associate in Hong Kong, working across Global Markets practice focusing on Greater China Sales and Macro Trading space in Asia.
 
Prior to joining Omerta, AJ was a consultant at The Laurus Group executive search and started his career being a Senior Consultant at Selby Jennings search firm covering FX, Rates Sales and Trading practice for their Sales and Trading team.
 
AJ studied Business Communications and Management at Ohio University, USA.

Edward Gelling

Position: Director
Email: edward.gelling@omerta-group.com
Categories: Commodities
Location: London

Edward joined The Omerta Group in 2021 and leads the global Commodities practice, based in London.
 
Ed was previously a director and owner of Human Capital, an Executive Search firm specialising in global commodities. He spent 16 years with Human Capital, of which more than a decade was spent building their Asia Pacific business from Singapore.
 
He has experience working with clients all over the globe, conducting searches and advisory work covering senior roles across the commodities value chain.
 
Ed is multilingual with fluency in French having read French and Linguistics at the University of Leeds. 

Jon Friedman

Position: Managing Director
Email: Jon.Friedman@omerta-group.com
Categories: Asset Management, Commodities, Fixed Income & Foreign Exchange, Hedge Funds, Investment Banking & Private Markets, Systematic Markets
Location: New York

Jon, based in the New York office, is part of the firm’s Global Asset Management leadership team, focused on identifying, assessing and hiring senior talent across both, traditional and alternative asset managers. His core expertise stretches across senior leaders, portfolio managers, research analysts, sales & distribution, IR, quantitative professionals and risk managers.
 
Jon has established and managed relationships with buy side firms for over 20 years, including extensive experience with fundamental credit and equities; event-driven, special situations and distressed; emerging markets; structured corporate and mortgage credit; macro; and quantitative strategies. Jon has also run and executed numerous sell side searches, primarily in corresponding asset classes/markets.
 
In addition to establishing and building the asset management practice at two previous search firms he worked with, Jon has been part of the senior leadership teams, helping to set and execute firm and/or team strategy, including hiring, training and managing team members.
 
Prior to search Jon traded derivatives. He studied finance and Asia at the University of Pennsylvania.

Natalie Lopez

Position: Associate
Email: natalie.lopez@omerta-group.com
Categories: Commodities, Fixed Income & Foreign Exchange
Location: London

Natalie joined The Omerta Group in 2020 as an Associate within the Global Markets team, covering both Fixed Income and Foreign Exchange and is based in our London office.
 
Natalie joined after completing a joint Honours Degree in German and Comparative Literature at Queen Mary University of London in 2019.

Peter Morters

Position: Director
Email: peter.morters@omerta-group.com
Categories: Commodities, Corporate Functions, Digital Assets
Location: London

Peter rejoined The Omerta Group in 2020 and is based in the London office.
 
He brings 16 years’ of search experience and was previously at Bronzegate where he served as a Partner, appointing CFOs and senior finance leaders across sectors within private equity, listed and private companies.
 
Peter began his career with The Omerta Group. His first tenure with Omerta saw successive appointments, latterly serving as Regional Head of The Americas based in New York.
 
Peter is a Masters graduate and alumnus of Manchester University.

Vithiya Vairon

Position: Director
Email: vithiya.vairon@omerta-group.com
Categories: Commodities, Equities, Hedge Funds, Systematic Markets
Location: Hong Kong

Vithiya oversees the APAC Liquid Markets practice in Hong Kong.
 
She covers both buy and sell side clients and has successfully placed across trading, sales and quants for Asia.
 
Prior to The Omerta Group, Vithiya was part of the Scientific Department for the French Consulate where she was instrumental in bespoke institutional mandates predominantly for Hong Kong and China.​​​​​​​
 
Vithiya holds a Master’s Degree in Physics from Ecole Centrale Paris.