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Young talented students from prestigious universities met at the ESCP London Campus on 28th & 29th February to participate in the School's 2020 Energy Trading Challenge.

Jointly organised by our MSc in Energy Management (MEM) Class of 2020 students, in collaboration with Smart GlobalESCP Business School, and its Energy Management Centre (EMC), this year’s challenge sponsored by Glencore provided an excellent platform for students to learn key insights on trading oil and gas products. 

London Campus Dean Prof. Simon Mercado, Prof. Kostas Andriosopoulos, Executive Director of the EMC, and Luke Horswell, Director of Smart Global, delivered the welcome remarks.


The EMC is pleased to announce the following key facts of this successful event:

This year’s speakers included:

Mamdouh G. Salameh, International Oil Economist
Taraneh Azad, Chief Operating Officer and Partner, SYSTEMIQ
​Thierry Girard, ​Oil Trader, Equinor (Ex Statoil) 
Martin Read, Managing Director, Smart Global
Mustapher Botchway, LNG Trader, Glencore
Parham Amerian, Gasoline Trader, Glencore

Winning teams

The teams benefited from two days of professionally-crafted trading scenarios representing two full months in the Energy industry. This year, the final results were based on combined relative performance across numerous trading sessions.

Dr Georgia Makridou and Luke Horswell announced the top three teams at the end of the second day.

  • 1st place: HIC BULLS – Tim Felix Schmedding, Norbert Sos and Markus Steinkamp
    University of St. Gallen
  • 2nd place: Photon Resources – William Wang, Doris Wu, Hanyu Liu and Matthew Zheng
    London Business School
  • 3rd place: Energy Managers – Ruby Sedas Robert, Martin Kubik, Mante Bartuseviciute, Jorge Rodolfo Garcia Lopez and Alejandro Escamilla Godinez
    TU Berlin Campus EUREF

Other top ten teams include students from ESCP, Coventry University, University of Strathclyde and the University of Geneva.   

The full results of the challenge are available here.

ESCP and its EMC would like to congratulate the winning teams on their outstanding performance. The 2021 edition of the ETC will be open for registrations later this year!