Over the past 25 years, Sharon Hyman Weintraub has been working in what has truly been considered a “man’s world.”
For the first 16 years of her career, Sharon traded energies, metals and interest rate derivatives for JP Morgan and Bank of America and their predecessor institutions in Chicago.She loved the excitement of trading floors and every day brought new and different challenges. She found her calling.
In 2004, Sharon joined BP in Chicago, making the leap from a commercial trading role to manage middle office finance teams within the expanding Integrated Supply & Trading (IST) business unit.
Over the past 12 years, Sharon has cultivated a rewarding career working in a variety of positions in IST’s global offices. Sharon’s first expatriate assignment was from 2008-2011 as she took a risk and accepted a role as the Business Lead for a major Global Oil IT programme with $100 million budget. While in London, she completed a second position as Business Manager to the IST Chief Risk Officer.
In 2011, Sharon relocated to Houston where she was Head of Middle Office Control for North America Gas, Power and NGLs trading & marketing and leading a team of 50 professionals. The opportunity to expand her knowledge of a new set of markets within IST had huge appeal.
At the start of 2013, Sharon returned to London for another expatriate role as Regional Risk Officer, Global Oil Europe and Gas Trading Europe & LNG. Sharon led a team of 40 market and credit risk professionals in support of the two regional businesses.When Finance & Risk merged in 2014, she became CFO and Head of Risk for Global Oil Europe with responsibility for over 100 professionals across teams including Commodity Risk, Strategic Change, Operational Excellence, and Credit Risk.
In July 2016, Sharon returned to Houston as CFO and Head of Risk for North America Gas, Power & NGLs trading and marketing. Her team is comprised of over 200 professionals across the various functional disciplines.
Sharon holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis.
Sharon and her husband Fred, an Executive Producer of U.S. television sports, can be found at the theatre, traveling, golfing and supporting the Chicago Blackhawks professional hockey team.Her stepson, Benjamin, is a software engineer based in California.