Saad Rahim


Chief Economist

Saad is the Chief Economist for Trafigura, a market leader in the global commodities industry. He is responsible for the company’s views on markets and macroeconomics, including the outlook for oil and metals markets, commodity prices, equity and credit markets, and political risk. Before joining Trafigura he was Chief Economist at BG Group responsible for the Group’s views on oil, gas and LNG markets, advising senior management on markets, macroeconomics and global risk. Prior to this he was Deputy Chief Economist at Chevron Corporation responsible for the corporation's forecasts and analysis on macroeconomics, geopolitics and energy prices. He also focuses on global energy trends, including National Oil Companies, OPEC policy, carbon initiatives and consumer and producer country policies. Prior to joining Chevron, Saad was an international energy advisor with PFC Energy in Washington, managing their macroeconomic forecasting, country risk services, and geopolitical analysis focused on the Middle East and Asia. Saad is widely-quoted and published in major media outlets. He holds BA degrees in Economics and Political Science from Stanford University, and attended the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies for advanced degree work in International Economics and Global Energy. Founded in 1993, Trafigura is one of the largest physical commodities trading groups in the world. At the heart of global supply, Trafigura connects the world with the vital resources it needs. Through our Oil & Petroleum Products, Metals and Minerals, and Power and Renewables divisions, we deploy infrastructure, skills and a global network to move commodities from where they are plentiful to where they are needed most, forming strong relationships that make supply chains more efficient, secure and sustainable. Trafigura also owns and operates a number of industrial assets including a majority share of global multi-metals producer Nyrstar and fuel storage and distribution company Puma Energy; and joint ventures Impala Terminals, a port and logistics provider, and Nala Renewables, a power and renewable energy investment and development platform. With over 1,000 shareholders, Trafigura is owned by its employees and employs over 13,000 people working in 48 countries.

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