BBA Alumni Experience: Cargill’s Energy Transportation and Metals (ETM) business

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September 16, 2013 by texasbbacareerservices

cargillblogI graduated from the McCombs in 1998 with a BBA degree in Engineering Route to Business with a major in Finance and specializing in Electrical Engineering. I chose this degree as it helped me differentiate myself amongst business majors focusing on its technical strengths. This degree helped me start my career at Enron. I spent four years at Enron working as an analyst/associate in power trading and then broadband and energy investments in both Houston and London. Thereafter, I spent two years at BHP Billiton in The Hague working on commodity linked finance.

Prior to joining Cargill’s Energy Transportation and Metals (ETM) business in June 2013, I spent eight and half years at GE’s Energy Financial Services business working in both underwriting and origination equity opportunities covering power, renewables, and midstream sectors in Europe, Middle East, and U.S.

Cargill presented a unique opportunity for me to further consolidate my equity investing experience by allowing me to lead ETM efforts in building a physical energy supply chain business in North America.  Cargill has unique competitive advantages, most notably its success stemming from building a formidable agricultural supply chain business. These attributes make it uniquely placed to carve a niche in the growing energy boom in North America.

Learn more about Cargill’s current openings in the Commercial Management Trainee role on OCR (posting deadline 9/17). Success in this new role will require clear thinking, building consensus internally, leveraging expertise, and having the courage to execute.  My career advice would be to never stop being inquisitive, build relationships, develop deep knowledge in specific areas, and finally if someone opens a door for you, don’t be afraid to go in.


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