Richard Holtum


Head of Power and Gas

Richard Holtum was appointed Global Head of Gas and Power in October 2022, with responsibility for building Trafigura’s presence in the fast-evolving gas, power and carbon markets. 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. Richard then worked for two years on the crude desk at a global commodity trading firm. He holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of St Andrews.

Sessions With Richard Holtum

Thursday, 9 March

  • 03:20pm - 04:00pm (CST) / 09/mar/2023 09:20 pm - 09/mar/2023 10:00 pm

    Energy Security and Transition: How synergistic in the power sector?

    Conventional wisdom often pits energy security against energy transition and its ambitions. In reality, last year’s energy supply crisis bolstered renewable energy globally—the cheapest source of new power generation—and many power sector policies and investments increasingly brought energy security and the energy transition together. As the transition accelerates, questions surrounding reliability, resilience, supply chains, infrastructure, investment and overall affordability quickly come into play. How synergistic is energy security and transition in the power sector? Will the short-term focus on energy security continue in the long run? What are the challenges to the energy transition? How will markets react?