Axpo continues to build out US trading business

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Jeremy Wodakow, Axpo

Axpo, the Swiss utility with trading operations across Europe as well as a fledgling US business, has made two senior hires in the US and one in Switzerland.

It is understood that Christian DeChurch joined the firm in recent weeks as head of finance for Axpo US. Until last year, DeChurch worked for Hong Kong-based commodity trading house Noble Group as a manager in Noble's North American energy business.

In addition, the industry website SparkSpread reported on March 21 that Axpo had hired a sen