Noble Hires E.ON’s Gareth Griffiths to Head Power & Gas Trading

Noble Group Ltd. (NOBL), Asia’s biggest publicly traded commodity supplier by sales, hired Gareth Griffiths as its global head of power, gas and carbon credits trading to be based in London.

Griffiths, who will also oversee energy coal trading for Europe and North America, will start at Hong Kong-based Noble on Oct. 1, according to an internal notice obtained by Bloomberg News. Griffiths, who is in charge of merchant trading at E.ON SE (EOAN)’s trading arm Global Commodities, will leave on Oct. 1, the German company said last month.

Noble also hired Jeff Frase, who was global head of oil trading at JPMorgan Chase & Co., to be the global head of oil liquids trading based in Stamford, Connecticut, according to a separate notice. The appointment takes effect Sept. 16. SparkSpread reported Frase’s appointment on July 2.

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