Epex Spot CEO pushes to unite Europe's power markets

Exchange mergers will "simplify the picture" for power traders, says Conil-Lacoste

Jean-Francois Conil-Lacoste - Epex Spot
Jean-François Conil-Lacoste, chief executive, Epex Spot

During his 10 years as a commodity trader, Jean-François Conil-Lacoste developed a trust in markets that continues to shape his thinking at the helm of one of the top players in European electricity, Paris-based power exchange Epex Spot.

"What I gained is a strong conviction that prices need to be established freely by a connection of the largest spectrum of supply and demand, and that is a truly democratic process," Conil-Lacoste says.

Conil-Lacoste joined Paris-based commodity merchant Louis D