Russell Hardy is CEO EMEA, Vitol and has been a member of the Executive Committee since 2007. His responsibilities include the coordination of the group’s regional trading activity. He is also a board member of Varo Energy, a European downstream business established by Vitol in 2012 and in which it retains a significant interest, and Chairman of VPI, Vitol’s large scale CCGT/CHP investment in the UK power industry.
Russell joined Vitol in 1993 after 5 years in refining and products trading at BP. He holds a MEng in Chemical Engineering from Imperial College, London.