Global Head of HSEC, Gunvor Group
Elsa is the Global Head of HSEC for Gunvor Group, one of the largest physical energy commodities trading companies in the world, moving approximately 200 million MT of physical energy annually. Her role entails oversight of corporate policy relating to health, safety, environment, community, and human rights. Primary to her current objectives is the implementation of the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, as well as promoting initiatives relating to the Energy Transition.
Elsa is an engineer, who grew up between Madagascar and Europe, and started her career as a consultant, supporting large companies on Greenhouse Gas emissions management, sustainability information and strategy and corporate culture programmes, mainly for the energy sector. She joined Petrofac in 2014, managing HSSEC for its Oil & Gas division operations in Mexico, Malaysia, Tunisia, Romania, and the North Sea. As an HSSEC Director, she coordinated the definition of the division-wide approach to sustainability matters, focusing on the protection of workers and contractors, the environment and the relationship with local communities, and it implementation within local specificities.