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.


Financial Institutions.

Refiners & Processors.

Shipping & Transportation.

Our Reach


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


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.



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

Jon Friedman

Senior Partner

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

Vithiya Vairon


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

Arjing Kuo

Senior Associate

Jon Friedman

Position: Senior Partner
Categories: Asset Management, Commodities, Fixed Income & Foreign Exchange, Hedge Funds, Investment Banking & Private Markets, Systematic Markets, TOG
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.

Vithiya Vairon

Position: Partner
Categories: Equities, Hedge Funds, Systematic Markets, TOG
Location: Hong Kong

Vithiya oversees the APAC Liquid Markets practice in Hong Kong.
Joining The Omerta Group in 2013, Vithiya has spent the past 10 years covering both buy and sell side clients and has successfully placed across portfolio management, trading, sales, analysts 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.

Arjing Kuo

Position: Senior Associate
Categories: Commodities, Fixed Income & Foreign Exchange, Hedge Funds, Systematic Markets, TOG
Location: Hong Kong

AJ joined The Omerta Group in 2020 as a Senior Associate in Hong Kong, working across Global Markets, Hedge Funds and Systematic Markets 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.