• CERAWeek
  • March 18 - 22, 2024

Richard Holtum


Global Head of Gas, Power and Renewables

Richard Holtum was appointed Global Head of Gas and Power in 2022, with responsibility for building Trafigura’s presence in the fast-evolving gas, power and carbon markets. His role was expanded to include responsiblity for Renewables in 2023. Richard joined Trafigura’s LNG team in 2014 and became Global Head of LNG and Gas in 2019, playing a significant role in growing the company’s integrated LNG and natural gas trading activity into a global business. Prior to joining Trafigura, Richard was commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and spent five years with the British Army. He then worked for two years on the crude oil desk at Glencore, a global commodity trading firm. Richard holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of St Andrews.

Sessions With Richard Holtum

Monday, 18 March

  • 02:05pm - 02:45pm (CST) / 18/mar/2024 07:05 pm - 18/mar/2024 07:45 pm

    Spotlight | Global Gas: How markets are changing

    Gas & LNG

    Natural gas’s role as an abundant and versatile fixture in the world’s energy mix has been strengthened by turmoil in energy markets in recent years and global commitments to reduce carbon emissions. Governments and industry players are innovating new ways to capture the value of gas and respond to evolving market needs. These include integrated business models from wellhead to offtake, life-cycle emissions reporting and enhanced management of methane emissions. How will the global gas market continue to evolve? What opportunities are emerging to sustain natural gas’s place in a transforming energy system, and how are they reshaping the competitive landscape?