Expertise

Founded in 2020, GX is led by former Argus CEO Neil Bradford and former Platts head of market reporting Jorge Montepeque. They have assembled a team of commodity, pricing and technology specialists, experienced in running the most important crude oil and refined products benchmarks.  

Neil Bradford
CEO
Neil has 20 years’ experience of executive leadership in data and research focused businesses.  After starting his career at McKinsey & Company, he co-founded his own technology research business, Fletcher Research, which he sold to Forrester Research in 1999, where he had executive roles both in the UK and US.  Neil then moved into energy data and was CEO of Argus Media until 2017 and most recently was CEO of FE, a provider of investment data to the wealth management industries.
Jorge Montepeque
President
Until 2015, Jorge was the Global Director, Methodologies and Markets for Platts. He is best known as the designer of the Platts processes that underpin the global trading of oil, refined products and many other commodities. He led Platts through a stellar period of growth and launched novel market systems establishing Singapore as the core pricing system for Asia and the Middle East. He was also the architect of the Platts Windows and created the contractual basis used by exchanges as roots for futures and derivative contracts.
Philip Shaw
COO
Phil started his career at BP, working across their downstream businesses, predominantly in refining and trading. Post-BP, he spent seven years working for Deloitte in their energy consulting business - working in Europe, the Americas and Asia.  Since 2010, he has specialised in energy information, initially with Energy Intelligence and subsequently with Argus Media where he was the Senior Vice President & Global Lead for LPG.
Daniel Seaman
Chief Product Officer
Daniel has a 20-year career in a variety of product and corporate leadership roles in information and data businesses. Daniel started at Forrester Research consulting on technology trends. Daniel was then head of product at WGSN a fashion-data provider. Daniel joined Argus Media in 2010 and has concentrated on commodity market data since including leading technology teams and new product initiatives.
Saket Vemprala
Pricing Director
Saket started his career as an upstream analyst with risk consultancy Business Monitor International. He joined GX from oil tanker operator Navig8 Group, where he was Senior Research Analyst, examining supply-demand fundamentals and market trends. Prior to Navig8, he led the European Oil Products team at Argus, with primary responsibility for the Eurobob gasoline benchmark.
Eesha Muneeb
Pricing Director - Asia
Eesha has ten years of experience in various aspects of commodity markets. Prior to General Index she led pricing for the Dubai benchmark and the full suite of Middle East/Asia crudes at S&P Global Platts. Her core expertise lies in understanding the nuances of East of Suez crude pricing and Asian trading dynamics. She also has specialist experience in enterprise risk consulting and pricing uncharted markets, having previously consulted oil majors on renewable energy and illiquid commodities.
Victoria English
Client Services Director
Victoria has built her commercial and legal experience within the information and finance industry including Lexis Nexis companies and Hiscox. At General Index she has worked on developing the commercial and operational strategy as a new market entrant and now focuses on customer development for GX globally. Within commodities her background includes working on global regulatory issues and compliance at Argus Media, focussing on the EU’s benchmark regulation and application to business operations. Prior to that she worked in corporate law at UK-US firm Mishcon de Reya.
Ty Khan
Business Development Director
Ty has 20 years experience working in Financial and Commodity markets. He started his career on the Merrill Lynch Graduate Program before moving onto ITG (now part of Virtu Financial). In 2011 he joined Trayport and progressed to managing a global team responsible for their Trader business and third party partner program. He holds a BSc Hons Degree in E-commerce & Digital Business from the University of Nottingham.
Adam Hooper
Business Development Director
Adam has more than 25 years' experience in the energy and commodity markets across business development, senior leadership and commercial consulting roles.  After leading the sales, marketing and customer support teams at S&P Global Platts during the formative years of the MOC,  Adam joined Genscape as Sales and Marketing Director at the start of their European expansion:  Overseeing fast growth into the European power markets and the expansion of Genscape’s oil storage and refinery data services before company’s subsequent acquisition by DMGT (and most recently Wood MacKenzie.)
James Roberts
Data Director
James has a consulting background, with nearly 20 years experience supporting major energy and commodities sector organisations. He began his career with Logica, working to implement CTRM systems and processes. From 2010, James worked in the wholesale markets and trading practice at Baringa Partners where he specialised in market data management and data governance.
David Elward
Senior Pricing Analyst
David has 10 year’s experience as a commodity market specialist, working in price reporting and journalism. He spent the bulk of his career at S&P Global Platts, where he held a range of oil and agriculture market analyst roles, as well as leading the Europe & Africa clean refined oil products team between 2016-19. He later joined Argus Media as an associate editor in its marine fuels team. He has a BA Hons Degree in History from Durham University and a Postgraduate Diploma in Journalism from Cardiff University.
Georgina Mills
Executive & Commercial Assistant
Georgina started her EA career supporting both Director and Chairman at Saracen Ventures - a private equity and venture capital firm specialising in the Oil and Gas sector. The role focused on crude oil, aviation, shipping, real estate and the commodities market.  Georgina joined General Index after a supporting role at CCI,  a major commodities trader and following this held a c-suite reporting role at Sunseeker London in Mayfair, a leader in the high-end maritime industry. Georgina also works as the social media face at General Index, with a vast background in marketing and design.
Alexander Coates
Pricing Analyst
Alexander joined General Index in October 2020 having just finished his MSc in Financial Mathematics from the University of Exeter. He graduated with a BSc in Mathematics & Physics from the same university the year prior.
Stevan Vukmirovic
Pricing Analyst
Stevan joined the European Refined Products team as a graduate pricing analyst in September 2020, focusing on middle distillates. He holds an MEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Imperial College London.