Léonie Karkoviata Appointed Director of Origination, Carbon at Snapper Creek Energy

Snapper Creek Energy, a cutting-edge data-driven commodity brokerage in traditional, renewable, and transitional energy markets, has announced the appointment of Léonie Karkoviata as Director of Origination for its carbon brokerage desk, effective immediately. Based in Houston, Ms. Karkoviata will be responsible for sourcing and executing carbon transactions and will report to Shaun Wildt, Head of the carbon desk and Managing Director.

Ms. Karkoviata is a seasoned energy transition professional with extensive experience in developing innovative strategies and actionable recommendations for a range of clients, including independent and national energy companies, biofuels producers, utilities, private equity investors, and pension funds. Before joining Snapper Creek, she was the Energy Transition Consulting Lead at Energy Aspects.

“We are delighted to welcome Léonie to Snapper Creek,” said Sid Perkins, Co-Founder and CEO of Snapper Creek. “Our carbon desk has seen impressive growth in deal volume this year, and Léonie’s global network, deep understanding of carbon markets, and extensive experience in creating tailored solutions for clients will significantly enhance our team and drive further business momentum.”

Ms. Karkoviata expressed her excitement about joining Snapper Creek, stating, “I am thrilled to be part of Snapper Creek during this pivotal time for the firm and the carbon markets. Snapper Creek is a leading brokerage in the energy sector, and I look forward to working with Sid and the entire team to identify, evaluate, and execute carbon market transactions that deliver strong outcomes for our diverse clients.”

Prior to her role at Energy Aspects, Ms. Karkoviata worked at Argus Media as a Biofuels and Energy Commodities Consulting Manager, overseeing energy transition projects across renewable natural gas, diesel, SAF fuels, and feedstock. Earlier in her career, she was a Lead Economics Professor at the University of Houston Downtown’s College of Business. She holds a BA in International Relations from the American University of Paris, an MS in European Economics from the Universidad Ortega y Gasset, and a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Houston.

Since its inception last year, Snapper Creek has strategically expanded its team to meet client needs, with Ms. Karkoviata’s appointment following the launch of its Physical Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) brokerage desk in February 2024.

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