Profile: BNP Paribas’s José Cogolludo

Turning points: BNP Paribas’s José Cogolludo

Jose Cogolludo - BNP Paribas

After graduating in 1993 from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with a dual degree in business and computer engineering and a masters in engineering, José Cogolludo – like most of his classmates – went into banking, joining the corporate finance division in Goldman Sachs’s London office.

But this was one of the last times he followed the pack. His next move two years later was to join the firm’s commodity subsidiary J Aron & Company. “When I moved to commodities my friends in corpo