Speakers

Speakers

David Hirst

Managing Director

Ainsty Risk Consulting

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Brigitte W. M. Hendrikse-Troost LLM. MA. CCO.

External Legal Counsel

IN-PRACTIZ

Brigitte W.M. Hendrikse-Troost is currently working as (self-employed) managing director of In-Practiz. After years of working as Head of Market Supervision at an international energy company where she was responsible for regulatory affairs, compliance and contract management with regard to the European Wholesale Energy Markets (B2B and Trading) and as external legal counsel at a law firm servicing Dutch and international clients active in the financial (energy) markets in Amsterdam she decided that it was time to do things different! Hands-on legal knowledge and Practical implementation became the two pillars of her own firm: In-Practiz.  Meaning  that without losing sight of the legal reality, she focusses on the practical side of the matter and works towards meaningful implementation and win-win solutions together with her clients. 

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Andrew Foederer

Compliance Manager, Trading, Gas & Power

Repsol

Andrew Foederer is an energy risk professional who has over ten years of wide-ranging experience in the commodity trading industry. He has served in advisory and consultancy roles at both Accenture and Deloitte supporting clients on topics ranging from regulatory compliance to enterprise risk management to technology implementation and data management. Presently, he serves as Compliance Manager at Repsol in Madrid supporting a portfolio of global commodity trading operations.

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Gerfried Kromer

Senior Compliance Advisor

Shell Trading

Before working for an energy trading company in Austria as a Legal counsel, Gerfried worked for a small Law firm in Vienna. He later joined a major Swiss power trader as a Compliance manager overseeing the implementation of financial market regulation. Recently he made the move to London to join Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Limited as Senior Compliance Advisor for Financial Market Regulation, EMEA. As a seasoned professional he lectured in Switzerland.

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Marek Dal-Canton

Compliance Officer, Market Regulation & Compliance

Statkraft Markets GmbH

Marek Dal-Canton is working as Compliance Officer at Statkraft Markets GmbH. He is specialised in preventing, detecting and responding to potential market abuse scenarios within the meaning of REMIT and MAR. Before joining Statkraft, Marek worked for about 10 years in international law firms advising clients on all aspects of energy and competition law.

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Christian Endter

Managing Director

FERDEC

Christian Endter is the Managing Director of FERDEC with over 15 years of experience in the software industry, ETRM projects and Client Management.

Christian's experience is based on more than 30 ETRM software implementation and consultancy projects covering front-through-back trading and risk management processes for physical and financial energy commodities for international energy trading organizations. 

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Alexandros Akdag

Product Manager

FERDEC

Alexandros is Product Manager at FERDEC with a focus on the ferdecTS® trading surveillance software. His responsibility ranges from the functional product roadmap and development, (market) data integration, through implementation engagements, to client readiness.

Alexandros has 5+ years of experience in the energy business with focus on power spot trading for auctions and continuous trading. As Market Operator he has been involved in all operational aspects of short term trading on the major European Power Spot markets of Germany, the United Kingdom and France. This includes the PCR market coupling of Central Western Europe for the day-ahead auction as well as implicit cross border intraday trading. With his in-depth knowledge on energy exchange markets and systems, Alexandros is able to provide outstanding support and consultancy on the various aspects of short term trading and respective data management. 

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Nikos Triantafyllidis

Group Financial & Energy Markets Compliance Manager

OMV

Nikos Triantafyllidis has been with OMV since 2011. He leads the group-wide compliance program for the commodity trading business of OMV. His principal duty is the coordination and day-to-day management of activities regarding the implementation of REMIT, EMIR, MiFID and other related financial regulations.  

Before joining OMV, Nikos Triantafyllidis spent a number of years working in the Netherlands for various companies in the financial services industry such as International Marketmakers Combination and APX-ENDEX. 

He graduated in Physics and holds a MSc degree in Applied Mathematics from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece.  
 

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Aviv Handler

Managing Director

ETR Advisory

Aviv Handler is a specialist in the regulation of the commodities, energy  and financial markets and the managing director of ETR Advisory, with over 24 years of derivative, energy and commodities experience.  He focus on all streams of regulation including , MiFiD II, MAR, EMIR, REMIT and the impact of Brexit as well as applicable rules across the globe. He has domain expertise in compliance, credit risk, commodity and energy trading, derivatives and financial messaging. He runs a blog at www.commoditytradingregulation.com which covers all relevant events and is widely read across the commodities sector.