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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

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

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

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

NICHOLAS MYS

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

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

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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  • 9+ years as senior technical lead and developer from BAU support and enhancements on existing systems to greenfield development
  • Softwire Technology – Former Senior Developer & Technical Lead
  • Experience of technical design and prototyping of a complex financial systems
  • Cloud-based architectures and deployments for scalable systems
  • University of Cambridge - MPhil

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
  • Paratus Maritime Insurance Limited 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