Profile: BNP Paribas’s José Cogolludo

Moving into commodities from corporate finance was perhaps an unusual move 17 years ago, but as BNP Paribas’s José Cogolludo tells Gillian Carr, it was a pivotal point in his career

Jose Cogolludo

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

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