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Friday, April 22 2022 - 10:00
Freepoint Commodities Announces Janet Kong as Head of Freepoint Asia
STAMFORD, Conn., April 22, 2022 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Freepoint Commodities ("Freepoint") announced today that Janet Kong has been 
named as Head of Freepoint Asia. Ms. Kong's employment with Freepoint will 
commence in mid-July.

Ms. Kong has more than a decade of senior management experience in global 
energy markets. She joins Freepoint from BP, where she most recently managed 
their largest oil business. Previously, Ms. Kong worked as a Managing Director 
at both China International Capital Corporation and Goldman Sachs Asia. Ms. 
Kong also brings a wealth of international banking experience, having worked at 
The World Bank, The International Monetary Fund, and the Hong Kong Monetary 

While at BP, Ms. Kong was CEO of Integrated Supply and Trading, first in 
Singapore and later in Chicago. In those capacities, she oversaw BP's supply 
and trading businesses in the Asia Pacific region, the Middle East and the 
Americas. During her tenure at BP, Ms. Kong had responsibility for BP's global 
crude, global fuel oil and global environmental products businesses. She also 
set the direction for BP's strategies covering trading market conditions and 
commodities, shipping, and data and digital technologies.

"Janet is the right leader at the right time for Freepoint's Asia businesses," 
said David Messer, CEO of Freepoint. "Janet's long experience in managing 
supply and trading businesses will help Freepoint further strengthen its 
presence in the APAC region. Given her background in economic and commodity 
research, together with her first-hand market knowledge and deep customer 
relationships, I am confident Janet will build on the momentum we have 
generated over the past seven years in expanding our Asian operations. 
Furthermore, her understanding of carbon-reduction products and markets will 
help Freepoint globally as we transition to more environmentally-friendly 
energy solutions."

Ms. Kong received a Bachelor of Science degree in System Engineering and 
Management from the University of Science and Technology of China. She was 
awarded a Master's and a Ph.D. in Economics from Georgetown University.

About Freepoint Commodities

Founded in 2011, Freepoint is based in Stamford, CT with over 500 employees 
worldwide. Freepoint is a global commodities merchant providing customers with 
physical supply and logistics chain management and services, together with 
eco-friendly products and solutions. For more information visit

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SOURCE: Freepoint Commodities LLC