Phillip Essenhigh
Phillip has been in the metals Industry for 42 years, initially based in London but for the last 35 years in North America. One of the first employees of Greenwich Metals, Phillip has been with the company since 1992. His primary expertise is in magnesium, silicon, manganese and any other primary aluminum industry additives and hardeners.

Kory Marks

Kory joined the GMI team as an in house consultant in May of 2021. He brings over 40 years of experience in the commodity trading space of which 19 years was with the Gerald group, the last 10 as Global Head of the group’s Aluminum and Alumina activities. He began his career with the ASOMA Group and held trading positions with Euromin and Billiton in Sydney, London and New York. Kory has a BSBA in accounting and finance from American University and an MBA in International Business from Baruch College in New York.

Leo Talavera
Leo joined GMI in 2006 when he took on the challenge of developing the Greenwich Metals business in Mexico and Latin America, then moved on to expand GMI’s activities in Europe and Asia. Leo’s expertise includes trading a diversity of Lead products, Magnesium, Manganese and Silicon related to the Aluminum industry and Copper scrap. Leo holds a B.S. in Economics from the University of Costa Rica and in 2003 graduated with honors from the MBA program at Emory University in Atlanta with a concentration in capital markets.

Jeff Lieberman

Jeff joined Greenwich Metals in 2008 and focuses on trading Lead, Zinc, Aluminum hardeners and non-ferrous scrap. Prior to GMI, Jeff worked as a research analyst and Chief of staff for Cisneros Group, one of Latin America’s largest media and consumer products conglomerates. Jeff graduated with a B.A. in Literature from Union College and holds a post-Baccalaureate degree in Business from Columbia University.

Gabriel de Diego Gabriel de Diego is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina and primarily focuses on the groups’ ferrous trading activities. Gabriel started his career as a consultant for Accenture and then spent 2000-2010 at Exiros-Techint Group in various roles, ultimately being responsible for the procurement of their bulk steelmaking raw materials. He was head of Ferrous trading Americas at Trafigura Group from 2010-2015 and subsequently worked independently, consulting in the steelmaking commodities space on iron ore, metallurgical and pet coke, Mn/Cr ferroalloys, pig iron and metallurgical coal. Gabriel has a master of science degree in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de Buenos Aires.

Anuj Bareja

Anuj is based in Mumbai working on both ferrous and non-ferrous commodity business development, focusing on India and Southeast Asia. Anuj has extensive training and experience on production, initially working in various capacities with Hindalco/Birla Copper group in New Delhi/Mumbai from 2004-2011, ultimately as a manager overseeing regional Indian operations and leading a 10-member team marketing copper wire rod and cathode to the telecommunications, power and automotive industries. He then held numerous roles with the Trafigura group from 2011-2019 including Director for the Ryker wire rod project, Lykos online IT platform, and of the groups’ refined and scrap trading activities in India, sourcing a wide variety of nonferrous metals/products from the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia. Anuj holds a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Maharashtra College and a graduate degree in Business Administration (Marketing).

Sam Basi

Sam joined Greenwich Metals in 2019 as a Derivatives Trader. Prior to joining GMI, Sam worked at Trafigura Group for ten years, beginning his career in metals operations before moving to the hedging desk. From 2012 he ran the North American Lead and Zinc refined metal trading books. Sam holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Loughborough University in England.

Bitte Heed

Bitte has over 35 years in the metals trade based in Stockholm, Sweden and joined Ferromet AB (now GMI) in 1997 as a trader in specialty noble ferroalloys and minor metals. Prior to this, Bitte worked in administration at Marc Rich (1982-1985) and in logistics/traffic roles at Skandinaviska Malm and Skandinaviska Metmo (1985-1997).

Ross Miles

“Ross is a senior GMI global non-ferrous trader based in the UK with over 20 years’ experience within the non-ferrous recycling industry. He has a foundation in physical aluminum/copper production facilities and non-ferrous trading for AMC Group from 2000-2013, and with Trafigura Group from 2013-2016 as a manager of global trading of non-ferrous scrap/alloys based in Geneva. Most recently Ross held global management roles in primary aluminum and nonferrous recycled metals trading for HDP Trading, Kyen Resources UK and Viant Commodities. Ross holds a BSc in Geography from University of Liverpool.”