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Leadership

Our founding team is made up of leading executives from some of the world’s most prominent financial institutions.


With a combined experience of over 100 years working in the insurance, energy and financial sectors, the team at Paratus offers unparalleled knowledge of risk management and the oil markets.

Paratus Team


Gus Majed

Group CEO & Founder

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  • 25+ years as proprietary oil trader with physical, derivatives and hedge fund experience
  • Vitol Group of Companies – Former Partner and co-founder global derivatives business in London, Geneva and Singapore
  • Former oil trader - Shell Trading and Shipping and Hess Energy Trading
  • Enerjen Capital – Co-Founder

Dan Roman

Chief Financial Officer

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  • 20+ years advising Financial Services clients on UK and cross border tax matters
  • Former Partner at KPMG and Deloitte
  • Considered a leading expert in the taxation of investment management
  • Qualified tax barrister, INSEAD MBA and Cambridge University graduate

Nicholas Mys

Chief Operating Officer / Chief of Staff

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  • 7+ years extensive regulatory experience in London and New York
  • BNY Mellon – Former Chief of Staff to Head of Technology Strategy
  • Barclays - Former Chief of Staff to Chief Compliance Officer, routinely briefing the US Federal Reserve, SEC and FINRA
  • Lehman Brothers assets at Barclays in New York - Led the effort to remediate legacy sales practice infractions and dispose of residuals

Stephen Collins

Head of Parametric Insurance

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  • 20+ years board level experience in the insurance sector
  • Remark Group – Former Founder & CEO
  • SCOR – Former Global Head of Distribution
  • ManageMy - Co-Founder
  • REHALTO - Chairman
  • AGDelta, Quant Insight, and Insuretech Gateway by Hambro Perks - Advisor & Board Member

Jake Greenberg

Chief Commercial Officer

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  • 10+ years of capital markets experience
  • BoA Merrill Lynch - Former Global Head of Natural Resources Equities
  • Sage Enterprises – Managing Director
  • OilX - Board Member
  • Anglo Platinum Ventures - Strategic Advisor
  • Enerjen Capital – Co-Founder

Chet Shah

Head of Energy Portfolio

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  • 20+ years trading physical and financial commodity markets, with emphasis on oil, refined products and energy at top tier banks, oil and gas majors and utilities
  • Koch Supply & Trading - Former Head European Derivatives & Price Risk Management Solutions

Andy Harrison

Head of Oil Portfolio

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  • 25+ years trading derivative and physical energy markets with a focus on refined products, primarily with Goldman Sachs and JP Morgan
  • Ex-Global Head of Middle Distillate Trading at Noble, and also held trading positions at Phibro and the European Refiner, Klesch Group
  • Former Merchant Navy marine deck officer with Shell with Masters certification

Jim Ormiston

Software & Operations Lead

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  • Softwire Technology - Former Software Engineer
  • Experience developing financial risk management systems including client interface and communication portals
  • Emphasis on quality engineering to produce resilient and flexible systems
  • University of Oxford - MPhysPhil

Iain Monro

Technical Lead

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  • 10+ years as senior technical lead and developer
  • Softwire Technology – Former Technical Lead & Senior Developer
  • Experience of technical design and prototyping of complex financial systems
  • Cloud-based architectures and deployments for scalable systems
  • University of Cambridge - MMath

Richard Le Tocq

Guernsey Non-Executive Director

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  • Robus Group CEO
  • Financial Services professional with 25 years’ experience with Chartered and Fellow status in three disciplines, Chartered Director, Chartered Certified Accountant and Chartered Insurer
  • Over 20 years of Board room experience working with CEOs, CFOs, Treasurers and Risk Managers of PLCs, Government entities, partnerships, professional bodies and privately held companies
  • Past Chairman of the Guernsey International Insurance Association (GIIA) and Past Chairman of the Institute of Directors, Guernsey

Stuart Tyler

Guernsey Non-Executive Director

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  • Appleby Guernsey- Partner and Group Head within the Corporate Department
  • Babbé Guernsey- Partner and Head of Corporate and Commercial
  • Stephenson Harwood LLP - Partner
  • Corporate and commercial expertise including insurance structures, financial services regulations and fund raising
  • Qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 1992 and as a Guernsey advocate in 2010

Adele Gale

Guernsey Non-Executive Director

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  • 13+ years experience in insurance
  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Robus Risk Services – Director and Client Lead
  • Aon Insurance Managers – former Client Lead
  • Kelvin Re – former Chief Risk Officer
  • White Rock Guernsey – former Director
  • KPMG Europe LLP - auditor

Advisory Panel


Dr Richard Ward

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  • The Ardonagh Group - Executive Chairman of Specialty
  • Lloyd's of London - Former Chief Executive from 2006 to 2013
  • Cunningham Lindsey - Executive Chairman
  • Partnership Assurance Group - Non-Executive Director
  • Direct Line Group - Non-Executive Director and Senior Independent Director
  • Member of the PRA Practitioner Panel, an independent statutory panel that represents the interests of practitioners regulated by the Bank of England
  • International Petroleum Exchange (IPE) - 10+ years working as Chief Executive Officer and Vice-Chairman at the second largest energy trading exchange

Harry Theochari

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  • Former Global Head of Transport law - Norton Rose Fulbright LLP
  • Vice Chairman of Maritime London
  • Chairman Emeritus of Maritime UK
  • Advisory Board of RINA (Registro Italiano Navale)
  • Supervisory Committee Member of Belfast Maritime Consortium
  • Advisory Board of London International Shipping Week

Kenya Matsumoto

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  • Vitol Group of Companies - Former Global Head of Distillates
  • BP Plc - Former Head of European Distillates in Japan and Europe
  • Sumitomo Corporation - Part of the oil and gas department
  • CEO of MFIC
  • CEO of Frontive Holding

Andre Perez

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  • 25+ years of experience in insurance, reinsurance, and alternative risk transfer
  • Horseshoe Group - Founder
  • Awarded the 2010 ‘Adviser of the Year’ and the 2013 ‘Market Facilitator of the Year’ by Trading Risk magazine
  • Alea Bermuda Ltd - Former Head of Office and a Director
  • Overseas Partners Ltd., Bermuda - Former Senior Vice President
  • KPMG Bermuda - Former Head of Actuarial Consulting Practice
  • Coopers & Lybrand Canada, consulting actuary
  • Zurich Canada - Chief Pricing Actuary and other actuarial positions within the sector

Dr Didier Michoud

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  • 20+ years in financial risk management
  • CRO of the largest independent asset manager in Western Switzerland (>CHF25 BN AuM)
  • EIM S.A - Former Head of Risk Management Europe & Asia
  • PWC - Former Senior Manager in the Risk Advisory practice
  • Held senior risk positions at commercial banks in Switzerland & Canada
  • Enerjen Capital - Advisory Board member

Peter Aitken

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  • Vitol Group of Companies – Former Senior Partner with +35 years of refined oil products and cross-commodity expertise covering: fuel oil, jet fuel, diesel, oil product derivatives, iron ore, aluminium, copper and coal
  • Elf Trading SA - Global Head Fuel Oil and Distillates
  • Mobil Oil - Jet fuel and distillates Manager

Josephine Bush

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  • Industry expert in the green and sustainable sector
  • Former Partner at Ernst & Young, leading the delivery of the global renewables investment plan and pioneering the build of EY’s renewables tax practice whilst sitting on the Power & Utilities Board
  • Sits on a number of Green Boards as an NED and investment committee member
  • Has a number of ESG strategic advisory roles

Alastair Vere Nicoll

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  • Co-founder of Berkeley Energy, an Africa-focused renewable power developer which manages four renewable energy funds and also a commercial and industrial renewable energy business selling clean solutions to corporates in Asia
  • Partner and member of the Investment Committee of Berkeley Energy funds and leads the investment process
  • Qualified solicitor with a first class BA from Oxford University
  • Founded, organised and took part in a ski traverse of the continent of Antarctica and has written a book about the experience