Submitted by admin on Fri, 12/02/2022 - 13:21

At Novum Energy Trading Corp. efficiency and agility are the forerunners in our way of work and that is a direct result of our simplified corporate structure.  As we continue to grow, we are in the process of expanding our Leadership Committee, ensuring that important decisions are taken by qualified teams of experts.

The founding members of the Novum Group collectively represent over 80 years of industry experience and hail from Oil Supermajors, National Oil Companies and Tier 1 commodity trading firms.


Alfredo Vilas

President and Chief Executive Officer

Alfredo founded the Novum Energy Trading Corp. in 2011, and quickly established the company as a reliable supplier of oil products to underdeveloped countries in the Caribbean, with 25+ years of experience as originator and trader of refined oil products in Latin America. Prior to starting Novum, Alfredo held senior positions in global refining and trading companies.


Maximiliano Poveda

Director and Co-Owner

Joining Novum in 2011 as the Director and Co-owner with 20+ years of experience in the oil trading business, Maximiliano's career began at Interpetrol SA, Buenos Aires, handling vessel logistics which then moved to Trafigura, in London, in 1995. In 2007 he became the Head Trader for Trafigura’s LPG business worldwide.


Christopher Scott

Chief Financial Officer

Chris joined Novum in 2012 as the Chief Financial Officer with 10+ years of banking experience, and 20+ years in the oil trading business. Christopher has worked at Trafigura and Mabanaft before joining Novum and his extensive relationships in the banking and insurance industries has aided Novum’s growth by ensuring risk mitigants are in place at all levels of the supply chain and, most notably, enabling the group to offer our customers tailor made financial structures to enhance the business.


Ismael Hernandez

Chief Operating Officer

Joined Novum in 2022 as Chief Operating Officer, with 25+ years of experience in the energy industry, Ismael has previously served as president of PMI and Sierra Pipeline, as well as global executive roles at Buckeye Partners, with expertise ranging from Trading and Refining to Midstream and M&A, he has also served as Board director of various for and non-profit entities.

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