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 and builder of the Platts methodologies and assessment 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.
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.