Yoven Moorooven is the Chief Executive Officer of Engie Africa business unit. He was previously in charge of the International Division within the Global Energy Management Business Unit in Engie, being responsible for the development of all new energy market trading, origination and business development activities globally. He also managed local energy businesses in the US, APAC, Turkey among other regions.

Yoven has a diversified background having spent more than 15 years in investment banking, energy trading and the utilities sector. He began his career as an intern in Gaselys (ex-JV between Société Générale and Gaz de France) in 2003, after which he spent 3 years in the company as a Market Economist and Originator. In 2006, he moved into Investment Banking at Macquarie Bank in London to develop the bank’s energy markets division. He led the Origination and Sales team for EMEA for all energy related commodities and was a Senior Managing Director.

In 2012, he moved to Deutsche Bank, where he was responsible for the management of the gas, power and coal origination and trading activities in Europe.

Yoven joined Engie in May 2013 in the role of Global Head of Coal, Freight and Biomass within Energy Management and Trading, being responsible for the development and optimization of the Group’s coal and biomass merchant activities and the bulk shipping, trading and operations department. As head of the international division, he was instrumental in positioning the Group as a leader in the global biomass market.

Yoven graduated at the Ecole Polytechnique Executive Master in Innovation, Management and Technology. He holds a Master in Econometrics and a Master in Banking, Finance and Commodities.

Yoven is a panellist at the sixth Africa Investment Exchange: Power & Renewables meeting at RSA House, 13-14 November 2019.