About Us

Quantum Commodity Intelligence is an independent, employee-owned information provider headquartered in London and with representation in Dubai and Paris.

As a price reporting agency that provides cash commodity price assessments, news and data for the crude oil, refined product, biofuel and carbon markets, our mission is to democratise data to help power the energy transition.

Established in 2021, its management has collectively more than 100 years of price-reporting experience in a range of markets as diverse as crude oil, refined products, petrochemicals, biofuels, agriculture, carbon, power, gas and renewable energy certificates.

Having held senior positions in Reuters, S&P Global Platts, Dow Jones Telerate and Dubai Mercantile Exchange, Quantum’s management team has unrivalled experience in overseeing key energy and environmental benchmarks.

Our methodology for crude, refined oil products and biofuel assessments are algorithm-driven and designed to mirror that of existing benchmarks.

In the voluntary carbon market, with dozens of daily assessments, we provide unrivalled insight into the value of credits as well as a dedicated real-time news service.

Team

Andy Allan - Andy has spent his two-decade career in the energy and environmental commodity markets, including nine years at S&P Global Platts where he in 2017 he managed its global LNG and European power, gas and petrochemical desks. Prior to that Andy managed Point Carbon's news and data business, leading to the sale to Thomson Reuters in 2010. Most recently, in 2017 he co-founded Census Commodity Data – the biggest provider of agricultural cash assessments and the first independent provider of renewable fuel certificate price assessments.

Paul Young - Paul is responsible for Quantum’s crude oil and refined product content for Asia and the Middle East. Paul has spent the majority of his 30-year career providing benchmarks for the world’s energy trading community. Prior to Quantum, Paul spent eight years as head of energy products at the Dubai Mercantile Exchange, overseeing growth in crude oil exchange contracts that ultimately were used to price Saudi crude oil. Prior to DME, Paul spent 15 years at S&P Global Platts, heading the oil desks in both London and Singapore. Paul started his career with Dow Jones, where he launched both European power and gas markets.

Sean Bartlett - Sean is responsible for Quantum's environmental content. Sean has over a decade of price reporting experience encompassing physical biofuels and certificates markets, gasoline components, grains and sugar. Prior to Quantum, Sean was most recently at Census/Fastmarkets and for 9 years prior to that worked at S&P Global Platts where he was the global sales specialist for agriculture after heading up the agriculture editorial team in London, with responsibility for biofuels, grains and sugar in both cases.

Olivier Geleoc - Olivier leads sales operations. He has worked extensively on the commercial side of two other major price reporting agencies (SP Global Platts and ICIS) covering a number of different sectors. Most recently he was head of Fastmarkets Agriculture sales operations. As a native of France, he loves wine and cheese. Olivier combines a busy work schedule with training and competing in international Masters swimming events.

Reinout Geyssens - Reinout joined Quantum from Fastmarkets bringing almost a decade of experience in purchasing and pricing a range of commodities, including biofuels, power, gas, grains and vegoils. Most recently, Reinout headed up vegetable oil and oilseeds coverage for Fastmarkets Agriculture. Prior to that, Reinout was responsible for purchasing ingredients for Premier Foods as well as covering energy markets at S&P Global Platts.

Olivier Lejeune - Olivier is responsible for Quantum's carbon content. Olivier has 15 years of experience in the commodity markets, ranging from carbon to electricity and oil. He spent his formative years at Bloomberg New Energy Finance, analysing the European carbon market, before moving to S&P Global Platts, where he spent seven years reporting on various energy markets, most recently as head of clean refined products for Europe. He has also worked at the International Energy Agency as an oil demand analyst.

Katia Miceli - Katia is an experienced Business Development Manager and Account Manager who has built her 15-year career working extensively marketing commodities information within the metals, agriculture and energy sectors with leading news and price-reporting agencies. She is responsible for developing new business, building and maintaining relationships with clients around the world. Her former employers include Steel Business Briefing, Platts and Fastmarkets. Katia is fluent in Italian.

Robin Lancaster - Robin brings decades of experience in writing about risk, environmental and energy markets, including a five-year stint editing Point Carbon’s Trading Carbon magazine, the world's most widely-read periodical dedicated to trading carbon credits and allowances. Robin has also worked at Environmental Finance as editor of the Carbon Finance newsletter, reNEWS as web editor covering renewable energy and edited Energy Risk magazine for three years.

George King Cassell - George joined Quantum to expand its energy content and brings nearly ten years’ experience of price reporting, most recently at Argus Media where he headed gasoline. He started in metals and petrochemicals at S&P Global Platts, worked previously in corporate finance, and had a stint in-between as a coffee/cocoa broker.

Cem Bektas - Cem is responsible for building on Quantum’s carbon content, with previous carbon-related experiences at South Pole and Environmental Defense Fund Europe. Most recently, Cem worked as an energy market reporter at ICIS, largely focusing on wholesale power and natural gas markets in Iberia, France and Turkey. He is fluent in Turkish and Spanish.

The challengeThe global energy system needs to change at an unprecedented pace if the world is to get close to meeting commitments to cut greenhouse gas emissions made under the Paris Agreements in 2015.

At the same time, oil and its derivative products are likely to remain in widespread use around the world as low carbon technologies mature and new environmental policies and markets emerge.

Science will drive the debate; but energy news, pricing and data will be at the forefront of decision making underpinning this transition.

That's where we come in.

From crude oil and oil products, to biofuels, carbon offsets and renewable energy, Quantum aims to join the dots between all points of the energy and emission chain to enable the transition to a greener, cleaner world and help our customers make assured and better informed decisions.