Ahead of the anticipated consolidation of Puma Energy into Trafigura, the Company announces Hadi Hallouche will become Chief Executive Officer on a permanent basis from 30th September, subject to shareholder approval. At the same time, Carlos Pons will become Chief Financial Officer. Andrew Kemp, interim Chief Executive Officer will step down from this position on 30th September, the date the company expects the consolidation to become effective.
René Médori, non executive Chairman of Puma Energy, said:
“I am delighted to announce Hadi Hallouche’s appointment as Chief Executive Officer of Puma Energy, subject to shareholder approval. Hadi takes up his position after having been an active member of the Puma Energy Board since October 2020 and I have no doubt that he will lead the company with drive and expertise.
“Carlos’s appointment as Chief Financial Officer will provide Puma Energy with a fresh perspective and the benefit of his experience gained from a career including key roles in finance, corporate transactions, investments and executive management at Goldman Sachs, Glencore and Trafigura amongst others.
“Finally, I would like to commend Andrew Kemp for his excellent stewardship of Puma Energy over the past few months as interim CEO and thank him for his leadership of the company throughout a period of significant change.”