Traders

At the heart of Wogen lies the Trading team – a dynamic and highly expert group of Traders who specialise in the Ores and Concentrates, Metals and Oxides, Ferro Alloys, Industrial Minerals and Rare Earths that Wogen deals in with Customers on a worldwide basis.

As a private limited company owned by those who work here, there is a deep seated commitment to our customers and to each other as a tightly knit team of professionals.

Our trading room is a hub of activity responding to bids and offers from customers and our representative offices around the world.

Meet our Traders

  • Alex Williams

    Alex Williams

    Alex Williams

    Alex Williams

    Alex started work in Wogen’s Beijing and Shanghai offices before spending 5 years around the trading desk in London learning the trade.

    In 2012 Alex moved to Wogen’s Hong Kong office where he focusses on Industrial Minerals, Titanium Sponge, Cadmium, Selenium and Tellurium.

    Alex is Managing Director, Sales and Marketing for the Group and is a Director of Sanctuary Partners Limited.

    Besides being an avid guitarist, Alex also competes as a long range target rifle shot.

    Alex Williams trades at our Hong Kong, China office and trades in the following materials:

    Ilmenite
    Monazite
    Rutile
    Ti
    22
    Titanium Metal
    Ti
    22
    Titanium
    Ti
    22
    Titanium Sponge
    Se
    34
    Selenium
    Zr
    40
    Zirconium
    Cd
    48
    Cadmium
    Te
    52
    Tellurium
    Tl
    81
    Thallium
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  • Andrew Taylor

    Andrew Taylor

    Andrew Taylor

    Andrew Taylor

    Andy joined Wogen in 2011 fresh from his MSc studies at Cass Business School.

    Before that he studied Geography at Oxford University where he was a keen sportsman.

    Andy is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.

    On joining Wogen, he was immediately enlisted to the Wogen cricket team and was duly out for a duck in his first innings.

    Andy focusses on the Ferro Alloys for the steel industry.

    Andrew Taylor trades at our London, United Kingdom office and trades in the following materials:

    Nitride of Vanadium
    Ti
    22
    Ferro Titanium
    V
    23
    Ferro Vanadium
    V
    23
    Vanadium Pentoxide
    Nb
    41
    Ferro Niobium
    Mo
    42
    Molybdenum Metal
    Mo
    42
    Ferro Molybdenum
    Mo
    42
    Molybdenum Oxide
    W
    74
    Ferro Tungsten
    W
    74
    Wolframite / Scheelite (Tungsten)
    W
    74
    Blue and Yellow Tungsten Oxide
    W
    74
    Ammonium ParaTungstate (APT)
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  • Damian Brousse

    Damian Brousse

    Damian Brousse

    Damian Brousse

    Damian joined Wogen in 1991 and has been a trader covering nearly all the metals and minerals that Wogen has been involved with.

    Damian combines Gallic charm with an Anglo-Saxon edge and is fluent in French, although he travels extensively in countries that speak anything but French.

    Importantly, Damian heads the Company’s wine committee.

    Damian now specialises in Cobalt, Chrome metal and Lithium for the super alloy, chemical and battery sectors.

    Damian is Managing Director, Trading for the Group and a Director of Sanctuary Partners Limited.

    Damian Brousse trades at our London, United Kingdom office and trades in the following materials:

    High, Low & Ultra Low Carbon Ferro Chrome
    Li
    3
    Lithium
    Cr
    24
    Chrome Metal
    Co
    27
    Cobalt
    Ta
    73
    Tantalum
    Ta
    73
    Tantalite
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  • Laura Bell

    Laura Bell

    Laura Bell

    Laura Bell

    Our expert in Tudor England (BA Hons History) is also a keen netballer who joined Wogen in 2010 and quickly began mastering the intricacies of REACH.

    After learning the trade alongside Damian in Chromium and Cobalt, Laura now handles a portfolio of minor metals including Magnesium, Silicon, Bismuth, Indium and the Rare Earths.

    She also handles Hafnium and Zirconium for the superalloy sector.

    Laura currently represents Wogen on the board of the MMTA.

    Laura Bell trades at our London, United Kingdom office and trades in the following materials:

    Mg
    12
    Magnesium
    Si
    14
    Silicon
    Sc
    21
    Scandium
    Y
    39
    Yttrium
    In
    49
    Indium
    La
    57
    Lanthanum
    Ce
    58
    Cerium
    Pr
    59
    Praseodymium
    Nd
    60
    Neodymium
    Pm
    61
    Promethium
    Sm
    62
    Samarium
    Eu
    63
    Europium
    Gd
    64
    Gadolinium
    Tb
    65
    Terbium
    Dy
    66
    Dysprosium
    Ho
    67
    Holmium
    Er
    68
    Erbium
    Tm
    69
    Thulium
    Yb
    70
    Ytterbium
    Lu
    71
    Lutetium
    Hf
    72
    Hafnium
    Bi
    83
    Bismuth
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  • Nick Cartwright

    Nick Cartwright

    Nick Cartwright

    Nick Cartwright

    Nick joined Wogen in 2011 after 5 years as a banker at Citigroup hiding from the credit crunch in Europe and the uprising in the Middle East.

    His knowledge and interest in Middle Eastern business, history and politics stems from having spent time in Lebanon, Jordan and Dubai.

    Nick spearheads the Ores and Concentrates business of Chrome, Manganese and Antimony.

    Like many Wogeners, Nick is passionate about all things sport, whether on the court or pitch or in the stands.

    Nick Cartwright trades at our London, United Kingdom office and trades in the following materials:

    Cr
    24
    Chromium
    Mn
    25
    Manganese
    Sb
    51
    Antinomy
    Sb
    51
    Antimony Concentrate
    Sb
    51
    Antimony Trioxide
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  • Robert Wallace

    Robert Wallace

    Robert Wallace

    Robert Wallace

    Robert joined Wogen in 2008, having graduated from Durham University with a degree in languages.

    He’s a keen sportsman and has featured for the Company’s cricket team on many an occasion.

    When not working Rob can be found competing in Highland Clan relay races as a proud Wallace clansman.

    Having spent three and a half years developing business in Latin America from Wogen’s Brazilian office, Robert returned to London in April 2014 and runs the PGM book.

    Robert speaks Portuguese, Spanish and Italian.

    Robert Wallace trades at our London, United Kingdom office and trades in the following materials:

    Ga
    31
    Gallium
    Ge
    32
    Germanium
    Nb
    41
    Niobium
    Ru
    44
    Ruthenium
    Rh
    45
    Rhodium
    Pd
    46
    Palladium
    Re
    75
    Rhenium
    Os
    76
    Osmium
    Ir
    77
    Iridium
    Pt
    78
    Platinum
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  • Sarah Frigot

    Sarah Frigot

    Sarah Frigot

    Sarah Frigot

    Sarah was born in Jersey and has a background in journalism.

    Sarah joined Wogen in 2001 and has broad experience of the Company’s varied activities.

    Today Sarah specialises in Ferro Alloys for the steel industry and in Tungsten products for the hard metals industry.

    Although located in Jersey, Sarah is associated with our London office.

    Sarah Frigot trades at our London, United Kingdom office and trades in the following materials:

    Nitride of Vanadium
    Ti
    22
    Ferro Titanium
    V
    23
    Ferro Vanadium
    V
    23
    Vanadium Pentoxide
    Nb
    41
    Ferro Niobium
    Mo
    42
    Molybdenum Metal
    Mo
    42
    Ferro Molybdenum
    Mo
    42
    Molybdenum Oxide
    W
    74
    Ferro Tungsten
    W
    74
    Wolframite / Scheelite (Tungsten)
    W
    74
    Blue and Yellow Tungsten Oxide
    W
    74
    Ammonium ParaTungstate (APT)
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