Credit Suisse announced today that Paul Hawkins will join the bank as a Managing Director and Global Head of Commodities in August, 2011.
Mr Hawkins will be responsible for further developing the bank’s commodities business globally. He will be based in London and report to Gael de Boissard and Tony Ehinger, Co-Heads of Global Securities.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr De Boissard said: “We are very pleased to welcome Paul to Credit Suisse. He brings unique expertise and a deep pool of experience in the Commodities markets which we look forward to sharing with our clients. This appointment underscores our commitment to further investing in our commodities platform.”
Mr Hawkins joins Credit Suisse from from LITASCO, the Geneva-based marketing and trading company for Lukoil, one of Russia’s premier oil companies. Paul spent a total of nine years working for the company in a range of roles based in Geneva and New York, most recently as Head of Trading and Supply, specializing in crude oil, refined petroleum, freight and derivative instruments. Prior to working at LITASCO, Paul was a trader of energy products in several companies based in the U.S. and Singapore. Paul graduated from Hobart College and has an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.