Sergio de La Vega
Sergio spent 20 years at Glencore as a products trader, business developer and head of the Latin America Group. He is the current Chairman and President of Gulf Oil Mexico and head of the Vertical Group which is involved in energy services, technology development, data mining, data processing, and the development of IP for other fuel retailers. He is currently a board member of both Ecuador and Banorte Bank in Mexico. He led the acquisition of Citizens Resources in 2017.
President & CEO
Philip's career started as an engineer at the Shell Stanlow oil refinery in the UK. Prior to joining the company he was the trading manager for the state oil company of Ireland (INPC) where he was responsible for crude purchases and product sales for the Whitegate refinery. He joined Citizens Resources in 1990 and has developed product business in Venezuela, Ireland, South Africa and the US Domestic Market.
Chief Financial Officer
Jenny's commodities career began in logistics and operations at Louis Dreyfus and continued into finance at Noble Americas, where she took responsibility for the LATAM portfolio. She was then the Assistant Treasurer and Head of Trade Finance at Glencore. She recently spent time at Engelhart Commodities as Head of Treasury and Trade Finance for the Americas. She joined Citizens Resources in 2018.
Catherine McCarthy, CPA
Commercial and Business Development
Vice President of Operations & Logistics
Anne's career began at Cargill as an operations coordinator for the petrochemical business and then as operations coordinator in crude oil trading. This led her to become a trader in the early 80's before moving to Morgan Stanley, where she remained for 30+ years. She was instrumental in building their physical crude oil business, trading both paper swaps, futures and physical oil. She developed profitable trading strategies for West African and North Sea crude oil and was involved in coordinating shipping logistics and collaborating with the freight department. Anne is a C.W. post graduate and joined Citizens Resources in 2018 to aid in the expansion of their crude oil business.
Gene Grabinski has been in the petroleum industry for 38 years. He worked the majority of the time for BP and Amoco and was involved in the supply and trading of both US domestic and international crude oil. He also worked at Mercuria Energy Trading and ENI Supply & Trading on the crude oil side. He has extensive experience in crude oil supply and logistics and joined with Citizens Resources in 2018 to aid in the expansion of their crude oil business.
Sam started his career with Caltex as an engineer in their Bahrain refinery and then worked in their supply groups in Dallas & Sydney. After managing crude supply for the Come-by-Chance (Newfoundland) refinery for Cumberland, he became VP of Crude Supply & Trading for Tosco’s East Coast US system. Sam went on to lead Glencore’s America’s crude trading book. In 2017 Sam received his Masters in Sustainability from Harvard and joined Citizens in 2018 to focus on renewable energy project development.