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Retained Search – Head of Trading Role

Market: Energy Supply and Trading

Service: Executive Search

Region: Europe


“We required a Head of Trading to regulate all risks and to hit the capacity of trading desks and PnL targets.”


  • Our client, a European trading house, required a Head of Trading, to lead the European power teams. The role was key as it needed to ensure that all risks were regulated and that the capacity of their trading desks or PnL targets was hit. Without this role being filled, it could have resulted in their market share decreasing and the portfolio risk not regulated.

  • Due to Head of Trading, Neil Jethwa, reputation in the market of placing senior professionals within the industry, this company reached out to Pangea specifically to assist them with this search.

    Pangea provided its most successful service, a Retained Search, as it offered the company more resources and a dedicated headhunting team.

    Neil carried out a fully consultative service, which included; understanding the need for the role, and its requirements and articulating the six-step executive search process, keeping the client engaged every step of the way.

  • After carrying out a Retained Service for the client, Pangea was able to successfully place their Head of Trading, who was taken from a direct competitor. This individual has now taken control of the whole power desk and represents the company at Board Level. He is also breaking records and attracting more talent to the team!

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