OUR TEAM

DAVID ACHIMU

MANAGING PARTNER

David has been active in the energy business for over 16 years. He studied Aeronautical Engineering at the University of London and holds an MBA from the Solvay Brussels School of Economics & Management. David is currently a Managing Partner at Amicus Commodities DMCC. Prior to co-founding Amicus Commodities, David was the Senior Vice President at an energy advisory firm owned by two European utilities and responsible for developing the business in Qatar, Kuwait and Oman. Prior to this, David spent two years in the utility space investing in energy infrastructure, renewables & cleantech in sub-Saharan Africa and growing the asset base of an electric power company operating in electricity generation and distribution. David also spent seven years as an integral part of one of the largest indigenous West African integrated energy companies, which focused on the import and export of crude and crude derivatives (Gasoline, Gasoil, Fuel Oil and Jet A1). He held responsibilities for trading and shipping. David has close affiliations with a many local and international trading houses and vessel owners, having attended the petroleum products seminars in the UK and Europe.

ABDULL AROGUNDADE

MANAGING PARTNER

Abdull has been active in the commodity sector for more than 10 years, driving the origination and execution of physical energy and energy derivatives related transactions between various corporate and institutional clients in Europe and Africa. He holds a first degree in Computer Systems and Electronics Engineering  from Kings College in London and a master’s degree in Financial Mathematics from the Cass Business School, City University, London. Abdull is currently a Managing Partner at Amicus Commodities DMCC. Prior to co-founding Amicus Commodities, Abdull built the physical and derivatives transactions business focused on corporates, hedge funds and banks for Mariana Capital. Prior to this, he was the Head of Commodities for Stonehedge Partners where he originated and executed physical commodity and commodity derivatives related transactions. Prior to his role at Stonehedge, Abdull was the Head of Energy Commodities at Market Securities (part of Kyte Group) where he managed a team of 6 brokers covering European, GCC and African clients. Abdull has also held various roles at JP Morgan / RBS Sempra, Natixis and DM Partners where he focused on providing efficient hedging solutions to corporate clients, selling the banks commodity derivatives products to European and US hedge funds and originating European CLOs through interacting with various European collateral managers. Abdull has deep experience in CDO structuring and marketing and has originated European CLOs through interacting with various European collateral managers.