David Hirst

Managing Director

Ainsty Risk Consulting (ARC)

David Hirst
Energy & Commodity Risk Consultant, Founder and Managing Director of Ainsty Risk Consulting Ltd. Over 15 years of risk management and energy markets experience with businesses including; E&Y, EPC/Cabinet Office, RWE npower, Drax Power and Yorkshire Electricity. Delivering; hedging and trading solutions, business consolidation, policy implementation, and IS developments projects.

Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, MBA from University of Bradford.

Specialties: Commodity and Energy Trading Risk Management
Market analysis and modelling, asset investment / divestment.
Quantified Risk Analysis, Project Management


Melanie Hall

Independent Consultant

Nikos Triantafyllidis

Group Financial & Energy Markets Compliance Manager


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.  

Josef Bogensperger

Principal Risk Manager

Verbund Trading

Dr. Josef H. Bogensperger studied electrical engineering at the University of Technology Graz (Austria). 1996-1999 working as consulting engineer for VERBUNDPLAN in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Joined VERBUND Trading GmbH in 1999. First Risk Manager, then Head of Back Office. From July 2004 til October 2016 as Head of Risk Management. Since November 2016 in his present position as Principal Risk Manager with a focus on energy and financial regulation.

Angelica Olsson

Senior Compliance Officer


Angelica Olsson joined Vattenfall’s business area Markets in January 2015 as a Senior Compliance Officer. Markets is the commercial heart of Vattenfall’s wholesale and sourcing activities where all asset optimisation and trading activities are centralised.

Prior to joining Vattenfall, Angelica has had long experience of legal and compliance work from the banking and finance sector, including being an attorney at Linklaters lawfirm, Head of Legal and Compliance at Nordic Growth Market/Nordic Derivatives Exchange and Head of Compliance at Navexa Securities.

Paolo Torelli

Operational Risk Manager

Eni Trading & Shipping S.p.A

Head of Operational Risk in Eni Trading & Shipping S.p.A., Paolo Torelli is today focused on transitioning Operational Risk into a role facilitating new business development in a risk-aware environment.

He has been working for Eni group since 2012, lately involved in the implementation of Brexit and MiFID II projects after a consolidated experience in long term gas contracts negotiation.

Before joining Eni group, Paolo Torelli had a 2-year experience in the Finance department of L’Oréal S.A.

Italian chartered engineer, MBA from Imperial College Business School (2018) and Master Degree in Management and the Economics of Energy and the Environment (MEDEA) from Scuola Enrico Mattei.