Full Name
Torbjörn Törnqvist
Job Title
CEO & Chairman of the Board
Speaker Bio
Torbjörn Törnqvist has spent more than 30 years in the oil and gas industry, and co-founded Gunvor Group in 2000. He began his career at British Petroleum, where he worked from 1977 to 1983, and then became Head of Oil Trading at Scandinavian Trading Co. AB until 1989. Prior to founding Gunvor, Mr Törnqvist was Managing Director for the oil division of Intermaritime Group Petrotrade.

A consummate entrepreneur, Mr Törnqvist has drawn on his extensive knowledge of the international oil markets to establish Gunvor Group as one of the world’s leading oil trading companies. He is now focused on developing Gunvor’s diversified operations into a fully integrated global commodities trading house.

Born in Stockholm and a Swedish citizen, Mr Törnqvist received a business degree from Stockholm University. He is a keen sailor, and his team, Artemis Racing, represented Sweden in the 34th and 35th editions of the America’s Cup.
Torbjörn Törnqvist