Jose Maria Larocca was appointed to the Trafigura Management Board and Head of the Oil and Petroleum Products trading division in March 2007 and joined the board of Trafigura investment Puma Energy from October 2015 to October 2020. He was one of the company’s earliest employees, joining Trafigura in London in 1994 on the Oil Deals Desk before taking a series of commercial roles including as a trader of naphtha and gasoline.
Prior to joining Trafigura, Jose worked for two years at Interpetrol, a small oil trading company in Buenos Aires. An Argentine national born in Switzerland, he holds a diploma in International Trading from the Bank Boston Foundation (Buenos Aires).
Jose Maria is a dedicated equestrian. His discipline is show jumping, both individually and together with the Argentinian national team. He has represented Argentina three times in the FEI World Equestrian Games, three times in the Summer Olympic Games and three times at the Panamerican Games.