Prior to co-founding Audentia in 2018, Chris established an energy company in Singapore delivering oil products globally to the major oil companies. Chris began his career in energy in 2008 at BNP Paribas’ commodity business. Initially, he was responsible for building derivative structures for oil producers, refineries, utilities, and traders in order to help them manage and optimise price risks. Later on, Chris was responsible for originating all new business within BNP Paribas’ trade finance franchise and creating an integrated strategy combining derivatives with the physical financing business globally. He then went on to establish a team that pioneered technical derivative structures within physical pricing contracts, enabling BNP Paribas to offer effective risk management solutions to their clients.
Chris graduated from Edinburgh University with an MSc in Biochemistry.