Using research from GlobalData’s Influencer platform, Offshore Technology has named ten of the most influential people in oil traders on Twitter during Q1 2021.

Biggest influencers in oil traders: The top ten in Q1 2021

1. Giovanni Staunovo (@staunovo)

Giovanni Staunovo is a commodity analyst at UBS, a financial services firm. He offers forecast and recommendations of the chief information officer (CIO) in the precious metals and energy sectors. Prior to this, he was a currency strategist for G10 currencies for the UBS chief investment office WM in Zurich and served as a research analyst at the Swiss National Bank.

Staunovo has also worked as foreign exchange strategist with UBS’ wealth management research in Zurich as well as Asia.

Twitter followers: 32,213

GlobalData influencer score: 100

2. Anas Alhajji (@anasalhajji)

Anas Alhajji is an energy economist who currently serves as managing partner of Energy Outlook Advisors, a consulting and professional services firm. He specialises in areas such as the oil and gas industries, finance, and equity sectors.

Prior to this, Alhajji was former chief economist of NGP Energy Capital Management, a venture capital and private equity firm, where he led the company’s macro-analysis of the natural gas, oil, and related markets. He also prepared forecasting models for the demand, supply, storage, and prices, and long and short-term outlooks for oil and gas markets.

Twitter followers: 70,663

GlobalData influencer score: 78

3. Ole S Hansen (@Ole_S_Hansen)

Ole S Hansen is the director and head of commodity strategy at the Saxo Bank, a Danish investment bank. He specialises in delivering strategies and analyses of the global commodity markets.

Hansen has also held other roles such as a foreign exchange trader, and broker, and was associated with the Danske bank, a financial services firm.

Twitter followers: 35,707

GlobalData influencer score: 54

4. Brynne Kelly (@BrynneKKelly)

Brynne Kelly is the director of research at Cornerstone Futures, a financial services firm dealing in energy markets. She is an energy and financial markets expert with extensive experience across hedge fund portfolio management, merchant desk trading, risk management, and more.

Kelly’s specialties include electricity, natural gas, and crude oil domains and she is keen on developing utility business models. She has been a portfolio manager for Millennium, an investment management company and has also handled product strategy and consulting for Oati, a computer software company.

Twitter followers: 22,948

GlobalData influencer score: 49

5. David Sheppard (@OilSheppard)

David Sheppard is an energy and environment reporter at the Financial Times (FT), business publication. He primarily covers companies involved in the energy transition, oil and gas markets, the organisation of the petroleum exporting countries (OPEC), and trading houses that command the world’s natural resources.

Sheppard has worked in various capacities across such as the energy markets editor at the Financial Times, London, and as senior reporter at Reuters, an international news organisation.

Twitter followers: 30,612

GlobalData influencer score: 49

6. Ellen R. Wald (@EnergzdEconomy)

Ellen R. Wald is the president of Transversal Consulting, a consultancy providing expertise on the global energy market. She currently specialises in guiding businesses across industries on the intersection of energy markets and geopolitics.

Wald is also a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council Global Energy Centre, which promotes energy security by working with various stakeholders including the government, civil society, and the industry.

Twitter followers: 16,716

GlobalData influencer score: 46

7. John Kemp (@JKempEnergy)

John Kemp is senior market analyst of commodities and energy at Thomson Reuters, an information and technology services company. He is a recognised expert in oil and energy prices, markets, oil supply, demand, inventories, refining and fuels, petroleum geology, and others.

Kemp also served as an economist at Sempra Commodities and at Oxford Analytica, a global analysis and advisory firm.

Twitter followers: 42, 023

GlobalData influencer score: 45

8. Patrick DeHaan (@GasBuddyGuy)

Patrick DeHaan is the head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, a travel and navigation app used by budget-minded drivers in North America. He handles media relations and communication in areas such as petroleum, corporate social responsibility, journalism, international relations, and market research.

DeHaan also served as an automotive service writer at Sears Auto Centre, that provides automotive services.

Twitter followers: 14,322

GlobalData influencer score: 43

9. David Gaffen (@davidgaffen)

David Gaffen is the markets editor at Thomson Reuters, who oversees the publishing of bonds, stocks, and forex. He specialises in areas such as writing and editing and started the MarketBeat column of the Wall Street Journal and has been contributing towards it for the past three years.

Gaffen also serves as editor-in-charge of Reuters America, and has been associated with renowned publishers such as the Wall Street Journal, Registered Rep, and

Twitter followers: 13,151

GlobalData influencer score: 43

10. Anjli Raval (@AnjliRaval)

Anjli Raval is a senior energy correspondent at the Financial Times covering the world’s largest oil and gas corporations. Her coverage also includes reporting on OPEC, and the global transition towards cleaner energy. Her specialties include editing and reporting on areas such as the US consumer economy.

Raval has also been a part of the New Delhi bureau, and has worked with the markets, companies, analysis, and comment desks in London since her start with FT in 2009.

Twitter followers: 28,206

GlobalData influencer score: 42


GlobalData’s influencer identification framework identifies influencers based on relevance; size of network, connections and followers; engagement levels with their content and analysis and input from sector experts. Influencers are then evaluated on a series of specific topic-related keywords used over the period and weighted by engagement metrics.