Torbjörn Törnqvist, opening speaker

Torbjörn Törnqvist has spent more than 30 years in the oil and gas industry, and co-founded Gunvor Group in 2000. He began his career at British Petroleum, where he worked from 1977 to 1983, and then became Head of Oil Trading at Scandinavian Trading Co AB until 1989. Prior to founding Gunvor, he was Managing Director for the oil division of Intermaritime Group Petrotrade.
A consummate entrepreneur, Törnqvist has drawn on his extensive knowledge of the international oil markets to establish Gunvor Group as one of the world’s leading oil trading companies. He is now focused on developing Gunvor’s diversified operations a fully integrated global commodities trading house.
Born in Stockholm and a Swedish citizen, Törnqvist received a business degree from Stockholm University, and is Honorary Consul of Sweden in Geneva. He is a keen sailor, and his team, Artemis Racing, was the Challenger of Record for the 34th America’s Cup, and will again represent Sweden in the 35th America’s Cup.

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