People

Our people are at the heart of STX Group’s strong market position. We thrive in challenging markets and in a fast-paced work environment, and we love to celebrate success together.

Etienne Ceolín, Senior Sales Trader - People of STX

Etienne Ceolín, Head of Central Europe

“Entrepreneurialism is in the DNA at STX. If you have a good idea for the future of the business, speak up. You will receive full support, and be given the freedom to make it happen! STX also celebrates persistence, assertiveness and teamwork. The diversity at STX is great, and when we work together that is when everything comes together. I’ve been at STX for six and a half years and I can honestly say that I have learned more here than in any of my previous roles.”

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Sofia Melo Azevedo, Trade Support Operations

Sofia Azevedo, Sustainability Officer

With a degree in Environmental Health and Sustainability Management, 32-year-old Sofia Azevedo boasts a CV that’s quite unlike any of her STX colleagues.

“Different backgrounds bring different perspectives to the table,” she explains. “My experience in sustainability not trading means I often tackle challenges through a different lens.”

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Maxime Hivon, Senior Sales Trader - People of STX

Maxime Hivon, Country Manager

“This business can be tough. I have learned that balancing patience, eagerness, and humility, have helped me to achieve great things at STX. The kind of accomplishments that simply aren’t possible at other companies. I’ve always wanted to succeed in the commodities industry, so working with STX was a golden opportunity. Today I’m fulfilled and proud of my employer and what we’re achieving together.”

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Placida Di Crescenzo, Sales Trader

Italian-born Placida Di Crescenzo relocated to the Netherlands and joined STX in September 2020 – not an easy time to move to a new country and start a new job. Placida had been working in London for more than a decade. “I was ready for a new challenge and looking for an opportunity to broaden my skill set and expand my knowledge.”

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Matteo Mussino - Head of Italian Desk - People of STX

Matteo Mussino, Head of Italian Desk

“Seven years ago, I moved from Italy to take up a position at STX. Working in bureaucratic, hierarchical environments never suited me. At STX, we work as a team, but also celebrate personal successes. We work with people from all over the world, bringing different viewpoints to find creative solutions to complex business problems.”

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Maaike Altenburg, HR Manager - People of STX

Maaike Altenburg, HR Lead

“At STX we value diversity of thinking and approach in our teams so we can offer a broad range of skills and solutions for our clients.

We also value work/life balance. If you pop your head into our offices around 6pm, you’ll most likely find them empty. We encourage everyone to finish work on time and to enjoy quality time with friends and family. The only time we’ll be in touch during your free time will be to invite you to the weekly bootcamp workouts or Friday afternoon drinks! That helps ensure everyone brings their best for our clients every day.”

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Kris Swanepoel, Senior Financial Controller - People of STX

Kris Swanepoel, Senior Financial Controller

“At STX, we’re closely knit, everybody gets along and nobody is ‘just a number’. We celebrate success together, and we solve problems together. For an expat living in Amsterdam, that group dynamic is very important. Most of all I love being part of a truly global company with an entrepreneurial mindset. One that facilitates and encourages a healthy work-life balance.”

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Melania Bojescu Roseboom, Head of Mid Office

Romanian Melania Bojescu’s first job in the Netherlands was at the Albert Heijn supermarket right next to STX’s Amsterdam office on Vijzelstraat. Twenty years later, she holds the position of Head of Middle Office at STX.

“Never in my career have I worked for a company where people are so open to new ideas and different perspectives,” she says.

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