Impala appoints Nicolas Konialidis as CEO
Nicolas Konialidis has been appointed CEO of Impala, Trafigura's global warehousing and logistics company that specialises in the transportation and storage of bulk commodities.
Nicolas (Nic) Konialidis joined Trafigura's finance team in 1996 and most recently held the position of Head of Structured Finance and Trade Finance. In this role, Nic was responsible for the financing of Trafigura’s global structured finance activity, global trade flows and many of the Group’s fixed industrial assets worldwide.
"We are pleased that Nic has accepted this role to lead Impala's development," said Simon Collins, Head of Non-Ferrous and Bulk Division for Trafigura. "We expect Nic to play a central role in taking Impala to its next phase, driving the strategy of safe, profitable growth for the future. Building a reputation for delivering on our commitments to customers, colleagues and our surrounding communities will be critical."
Impala was formed in 2010 following the consolidation of Trafigura's bulk commodity, warehousing and logistics activities.
Before joining Trafigura, Nic worked at BP for five years in BP Finance and BP Oil International Ltd. Nic holds a BSc in Chemistry from Imperial College in the UK and a qualification from the Chartered Shipbrokers Institution.
For further information please contact:
Impala's Global Press Office, Tel: +41 (0) 22 592 4528, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Note to editors:
Impala is a wholly owned subsidiary of Trafigura, one of the world’s leading international commodity traders. Impala was formed in 2010 following the consolidation of Trafigura's bulk commodity, warehousing and logistics activities. Impala currently employs over 1,200 people globally and has world class expertise extending across the non-ferrous concentrates, refined metals, iron ore and coal sectors. Operations include the blending of metal concentrates in Chile, China, Mexico and Peru, the transportation of copper from the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zambia to global export markets, and LME and non-LME registered warehousing operations. Impala owns and leases 60 sites across 30 countries.