Mr. Hempel, an expert niche metal trader with 30 years of physical commodity trading experience in emerging markets, is the appointed Fund Manager at Ouranos Energy. He started his career at Mannesmann Handel AG and subsequently furthered his study of Business Administration at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
In 1991, Mr Hempel joined the family business, F.W. Hempel Erze & Metalle GmbH & Co KG as a project manager in the foundry distribution division. He then progressed into the trading division and moved to the head office to lead operations for all alloys and metals in 1995.
Mr. Hempel actively takes part in various associations such as IMOA, ICDA, ITIA and IIMA. From 2007-2019, he served as president for IIMA, where he successfully merged IPIA and HBIA into IIMA, which elevated the organisation to be one of the leaders in the global irons and metals industry.
In 2017, Mr. Hempel became the CEO of Hempel Intermetaux SA, Geneva, Switzerland, specialising in commodity trading of noble alloys such as MO, V, W and CR.