Natixis has appointed Marc Mourre as head of global markets commodities at Natixis.

Based in London, he reports to Luc François, head of global markets, and to Serge Ekué, senior country manager UK and head of global markets, Emea.

Mourre has been working for Natixis as a senior adviser since March, as well as with a number of firms in an advisory capacity as director of Mourre and Co. – which he founded in 2016.

Before this, he was with Morgan Stanley for 30 years, latterly in London as managing director, vice chairman of the commodities division and chairman of the firm’s African business. His experience at Morgan Stanley includes co-founding the bank’s oil trading activities in London in 1986, establishing its energy trading activity in Asia in 1988 and setting up its Singapore office for commodities in 1990.

Before joining the finance industry, Mourre worked three years for the French ministry of foreign affairs as cultural attaché in Hong Kong, and then at Elf Aquitaine (now Total) for over four years as a crude oil trader.

Commenting on the new move, François says: “Marc has an unparalleled depth of experience in the energy and commodities markets, a diverse network spanning the many players in the industry, and a proven focus on delivering value-adding solutions. Having already established a close partnership with Marc, we are delighted to welcome him onboard to drive the further development of our global markets commodities business globally.”