Ton Klomp, Consultant

Ton Klomp offers clients profit-focused expertise in independent oil trading, trading around refinery operations, implementation of risk management systems, refining and storage asset acquisitions, and management of storage and terminal operations. Ton began his career trading with Cargill. Ton then moved to Goldman Sachs, where he managed the gasoil trading desk for J. Aron & Co. (UK), J. Aron’s oil trading operations in Singapore, and then the commercial trading around the Euro-Splitter condensate refinery in Rotterdam. Ton left Goldman Sachs to join Petroplus, where he served on Petroplus’ acquisition team and developed the trading operations around a growing number of Petroplus refineries. Prior to joining Downstream Advisors, Ton served eleven years as an executive board member of Mercuria Energy as well as serving as CEO of Mercuria’s storage and terminal subsidiary (Vesta Terminals B.V.).

Work History
Downstream Advisor - Consultant 2015 - Present
Mercuria/Vesta - Executive Board Member and CEO of Vesta Terminals BV 2003 - 2014
Petroplus International - Chief Trader and Risk Manager 1998 - 2003
Goldman Sachs – J. Aron & Company - Rotterdam - Managing Director 1997 - 1998
Goldman Sachs – J. Aron & Company - Singapore - Managing Director 1993 - 1997
Goldman Sachs – J. Aron & Company - London - Senior Oil Trader 1987 - 1993
Cargill - Trainee / Senior Trader of Grains and Oil 1981 - 1986

BA Business – Nyenrode Business School, The Netherlands - 1978

MBA – University of Georgia, Athens, USA - 1980


Fluent in English, Dutch, German. Conversant in French.