Joel is an Associate Director at Stratagem Group Pte Ltd, a strategic risk consultancy. He is responsible for originating and developing business leads across South East Asia and managing key client accounts. His role also entails regularly crafting strategic risk analysis and business intelligence reports in the macroeconomic, ESG and geopolitical space.
Joel is also an Assistant Director at Landmark Plastics Pte Ltd, a leading local trader of semi-finished thermoplastics materials and products. He oversees the general operations in Singapore and is responsible for the regional sales and marketing strategy.
Prior to these two roles, he held roles over 5 years on the trading floor of Shell Eastern International Trading Company and Trafigura Pte Ltd, two leading players in the oil and gas trading space. As a trading operator, he executed physical cargo operations for multiple desks with a cumulative annual P&L of more than USD$55mio. Additionally, he initiated innovation projects to streamline and optimize work processes which resulted in savings of more than USD$2 million. As a trade finance officer, he handled financing requirements for more than USD$7 billion worth of cargoes, working with banks on trade financing and structured trade finance products. He constantly ranked amongst the top 3 graduates globally while in the Trafigura Global Graduate Program.
Joel holds a degree in Bachelor of Business Management, Finance and Operations Management (Magna Cum Laude) from the Singapore Management University (SMU) and was a scholarship recipient of both the SMU Scholarship and the International Trading Track – Phillips 66 Scholarship.