Hans Becker, born and raised in the East of the Netherlands at the edge of Twente was working in London (in 2010) when he met 'Radeladian' Julia. One thing led to another and after Julia said 'yes', the family grew with daughter Sofia, who is now 4, and cat Jelly. Then the family decided to permanently move to Adelaide...
Hans' career made an unexpected 360 after arriving in Adelaide. His first job after completing his study at Nyenrode University in 2002, was working for BHP in the UK gas market. In Adelaide he joined South Australia Head Quartered Oz Minerals, working in the projects and energy side. Then last month, Oz Minerals was taken over by BHP, and Hans suddenly and unexpectedly was back at his first employer!
Prior to migrating to Australia, Hans worked in London for Merrill Lynch in the gas and electricity markets and was an emissions trader for 9 years with EDF Trading. When he decided it was time to swap London for Amsterdam, he set up a company to trade emissions on his own account from a seat at Beursplein 5, the famous Dutch stock exchange building in the heart of Amsterdam. Hans' career then moved from helping a solar wholesaler to create a 'battery as a service' concept to cocoa trading Financial Risk Management for Cargill.
The trigger for the Becker family to move to Adelaide was covid, which had effectively closed the doors to Australia and made the family realise they should be living closer to Hans his in-laws.
Before daughter Sofia was born, Hans used to run many triathlons in the Netherlands, and he is thrilled to be back on the bike again in the weekends and explore the beautiful hills around Adelaide.
If you want to catch up with Hans Becker, please reach out via his LinkedIn profile.
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