Sjoerd has 30+ years expertise in dealing with volatile energy, metals, agricultural and financial markets and their impact on business. He first joined Esso (ExxonMobil) where he held 13 positions over 23 years, which included not just finance roles but also procurement, logistics and natural gas marketing. He left as regional CFO to join Mittal Steel (now ArcelorMittal), where he set up and consolidated the Group Treasury, before becoming Vice President of M&A.
His position of Director Finance in a family owned grain trading company completed his corporate career in commodity related businesses. Sjoerd continues as a consultant applying his expertise in margin and risk management to the whole value chain, in order to benefit from upside gross margin opportunities while limiting downside risks.