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Hello! I'm Tom.

 

I have more than twenty years experience as a trader and commodities broker in the energy sector, first in New York, then in Singapore. I'm seeking new opportunities

wherever that may take me and am open to other sectors.

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Thomas Hiemstra

COMMODITIES PROFESSIONAL

Phone:

+65 9133 9962

 

Email:

ThomasJHiemstra@gmail.com

 

Address:

17 Merryn Road

Singapore 298466

Nationality:

Dutch; US Green Card; SG EP

EXPERIENCE
 
2020-Present

Director, Energy Complex

NOBLE RESOURCES INTERNATIONAL PTE LTD
 

  • Direct group trading strategy

  • Responsible for hedging portfolio price risk

  • Manage prop trading book with $10 million VAR

  • Coordinate sales and trading with teams in Australia, Indonesia, Japan, India, China, Singapore

2013-2020

Managing Director

EVOLUTION MARKETS ASIA,PTE LTD
 

  • Launched Evolution’s platform in Asia focusing on bespoke physical transactions while expanding the Evolution brand. Responsible for all aspects of the launch including obtaining licensing and all HR and compliance related matters.  
     

  • Led new business development and sales efforts for OTC product offerings in the region.  Responsible for developing tailored transactions to suit specific client needs in the Asia Pacific energy market.
     

  • Managed critical relationships with key regional players, including energy producers, large industrials, global energy merchants, banks, and hedge funds. Advised on the use of risk management tools to allow companies to more effectively manage their business. 
     

  • Leveraged market inputs (risk, production curves, consumption patterns) to develop strategies for trade execution in the region. Provided leadership and daily strategic guidance to a team based in the United Kingdom and the United States.
     

  • Shifted management of China operations to the newly-launched Singapore branch, and further diversified into the Australian, South African, and Indonesian markets. Assessed the viability of expanding commodities portfolio (iron ore, ferrous, LNG, and oil brokerage). 
     

  • Built a profitable business despite significant consolidation in the space and downturn in the market. 

2000-2013

Director, Coal Services

EVOLUTION MARKETS INC

  • Co-founder and co-manager of largest OTC coal brokerage desk in United States. Built brokerage desk from the ground up and transformed it into an internationally recognized brand.
     

  • Dealt with all major standard OTC products as well as structured (bespoke) physical transactions.  Consistent top revenue generator on an annual USD $5 million+ business. 
     

  • Facilitated deals from all major basins in the Americas, as well as South Africa, Australia and Indonesia, including significant experience dealing with China. 

1994-2000

Vice President, International Trading

RUHRKOHLE TRADING CORPORATION

  • Developed sales in South America and Europe for thermal and coking coal. Leveraged European strength to enter Brazilian coking coal market and established sales of 800,000 MTS/year.
     

  • Negotiated variety of deals from asset purchases to coal for steel barter transactions. Consistent top earner, providing USD $2 million annually 

1992-1994

Vice President

COMMONWEALTH COAL SALES, INC.

1992-1994

Transportation Analyst

SHELL MINING COMPANY

RELATED EXPERIENCE
1992-1994

Vice President,

2000-Present

Conference Speaker

VARIOUS CONFERENCES

Frequent speaker at various industry conferences (including McCloskey, Coaltrans, Coal Trading Conference) on topics ranging from market outlook to benefits of using risk management tools.

1999

Consultant

VTRACTION

Analyzed ecommerce companies in food and ag business for potential investment by Rabobank.

ASSOCIATIONS
2005-2010

President & Board Member

COAL TRADING ASSOCIATION

25+ years of Brokerage and Trading experience in the energy sector.  Co-founded the largest OTC coal brokerage desk in the United States and launched its expansion into Asia and Europe. Experienced in developing new business and serving existing accounts to execute complex transactions across multiple markets in Asia and globally. Client relationship management leader with expertise in risk management and developing bespoke transactions.  Market expertise spans Asia Pacific, South America, Europe, and the United States.  Strong interest in the development of a globally linked energy marketplace.  

 
 
2004-2008

Executive Board Member

AMERICAN COAL COUNCIL

 
EDUCATION
1994
Masters of Business Administration

VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY

1988

Bachelors of Science - Economics

COLBY COLLEGE

SKILLS
 

Trading

Risk Management

Hedging

Contracts

Sales Origination

Management

Logistics

Dutch - Mother Tongue

English - Fluent

French - Advanced

EXPERTISE
 
I'M SERIES 3 LICENSED

I am licensed by the National Futures Association (NFA) and the Commodities Future Trading Commision (NFTC). 

I'M AN EXPERT 

I know the ins and outs of energy trading like few do with specialized knowledge in thermal coal, coking coal and LNG. I'm excited to take my trading acumen and apply those skills to different products.

I'M WELL VERSED

Few have the background, experience and wealth of knowledge in business that I have. I've done business in the US, South America, Europe and Asia.

CONTACT