Gunvor maintains a short chain of command to facilitate efficient decision-making, which ensures we act decisively to secure advantages in the interest of our partners and clients. Our executive team works in close coordination and comprises a part of the company’s private shareholder base.
Our global team has extensive experience in the oil and the broader commodity business, built on enduring customer relationships. Gunvor’s reputation for delivering results reliably and over the long-term is a hard-earned asset, underpinning the confidence shown by those who rely on us.
Torbjörn Törnqvist has spent more than 30 years in the oil and gas industry, and co-founded Gunvor Group in 2000. He began his career at British Petroleum, where he worked from 1977 to 1983, and then became Head of Oil Trading at Scandinavian Trading Co AB until 1989. Prior to founding Gunvor, he was Managing Director for the oil division of Intermaritime Group Petrotrade.
A consummate entrepreneur, Törnqvist has drawn on his extensive knowledge of the international oil markets to establish Gunvor Group as one of the world’s leading oil trading companies. He is now focused on developing Gunvor’s diversified operations a fully integrated global commodities trading house.
Born in Stockholm and a Swedish citizen, Törnqvist received a business degree from Stockholm University, and is Honorary Consul of Sweden in Geneva. He is a keen sailor, and his team, Artemis Racing, was the Challenger of Record for the 34th America’s Cup, and will again represent Sweden in the 35th America’s Cup.