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Richard has worked in commodity structured finance, with a focus on Africa, for over 20 years.


He started his career at BNP Paribas and has held senior, business development focused roles at BNP Paribas, Fortis and Societe Generale. Since joining Vitol in 2011, he has completed over $3bn in debt transactions with private and state owned entities in the African energy sector.


He believes that Vitol’s role as a lender of first resort will continue to grow and create new business development opportunities due to the group’s deep commitment to its African businesses, its local partners and the energy transition.


Richard is a fluent French speaker and lives in London. He is married with 3 daughters.