Irfan Afzal has joined KBC in London as head of energy. He leaves Calyon in London, where he was director, head of Middle East. Sandie Hessing at Calyon will be looking after the Middle East remit for the time being.

Afzal fills the post left vacant by Inna Oleinik early last year. Oleinik is now at ABN Amro’s structured commodity finance team.

KBC’s structured commodity finance department is split into three teams: energy-related; mining and metals; and soft commodities. Mike Marnell heads up mining and metals, while Fred Arnold heads up softs.