REKTRON

Our Core Values

“The core strength of the business lies in the adroitness and experience of the team.”

Rektron PLC

Integrity

Sustainable growth through sustainable trading practices.

Efficiency

Continuous discussions with financial insitutions.

Transparency

A clear business model with no speculation.

Excellence

Extensive geographical reach and product diversification.

Our Operations

Rektron supports the group's global trading operations.

A syncretic group of energy and metal traders.

Efficient execution of operational expertise in trading.

The company transacts across all compliant markets.

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Who We Are

Extensive industry and market  expertise and deeply  entrenched relationships with both suppliers and clients across all the countries we currently operate.

Chief Executive Officer & Director

Mr. Phielix obtained a master’s degree in business economics as well as an Executive master’s degree in Accounting, Auditing and Control at the Erasmus University Rotterdam. He is included in the Dutch register of Certified Public Accountants and started out his career at Deloitte in Rotterdam, mainly focusing on the audit of large and multi-national companies in a variety of industries including chemical and real estate companies.

After rising to the position of supervisor at Deloitte, Mr. Phielix joined Metalcorp Group as financial controller in 2010 but was quickly promoted to the global CFO in 2012, a position that he held for over seven years. Subsequently, he started his own consulting business with a focus on commodity related companies.

Director

Mr. Michan Portillo has an expansive resume from trading Fixed Income, Foreign Currency and Commodities at some of the most respected Wall Street financial institutions (including Citi Bank and Goldman Sachs). Mr. Michan Portillo embarked on his career at JP Morgan’s Corporate High Yield desk in New York on the High Yield Bond issuances and leveraged loan syndication desk, engaging with some of the largest corporates in the United States.

Mr. Michan Portillo was subsequently recruited by Goldman Sachs’ Foreign Currency (FX) platform in Princeton, New Jersey. At Goldman Sachs, Mr. Michan Portillo was involved in trading FX, FX Options and Commodities. He then moved to Citi’s FX desk initially covering the Latin American banks based out of New York. Ultimately, Mr. Michan Portillo was responsible for both Latin America and Citi’s European Banks coverage based out of London. Mr. Michan Portillo graduated from New York University, and fluent in Spanish, French and manages well communicating Italian too.

Chief Financial Officer & Director

Mr. Bettencourt began his career more than twenty-five years ago with KPMG Peat Marwick in Toronto after graduating from the University of Toronto with a B.Comm degree in Finance and Economics. He obtained his CA, CPA designation and ran audits for many multinationals and startups while at KPMG. Mr. Bettencourt served as an executive (CFO) with AT&T Solutions Canada before joining the management team at Baker Street Technologies Inc. a logistics and supply chain management company, and subsequently served as Vice President of Sales and Business Development at the Kiosk Factory and CFO of Navaho Networks. Mr. Bettencourt serves a Managing Partner of First Principles Group an advisor firm with expertise in: Mergers & Acquisitions, Restructurings, Strategy, and Capital markets planning. He served as COO/CTO of First Global Data Corp. a mobile payments pioneer and remittance company, as well as having served as the Vice Chairman of the Board (2003-2014). He was a co-founder of Demand Power Corp. and served as its CEO in its first year. He currently serves as Chairman and CEO of Blue Phoenix Energy Corp. a renewable energy company.

Mr. Bettencourt serves on the board of several private corporations and has served on the board of several non-profit organizations over the years College of Electors of the University of Toronto, the Alumni Association of the University of Toronto, the Nucleus Independent Living, and the Dixie Bloor Neighborhood Centre. He is an active volunteer in his community and has served on public boards and audit committees in the past.

Director

Educated in business management & finance at the Kwantlen Polytechnic University (obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and General Management), Mr. Stier has spent the past 15 years focused on and building expertise in the capital markets. Experienced in corporate structure, finance, business development, IPO’s, M&A, and wealth management, Mr. Stier served as a CIBC IIROC licensed Senior Financial Advisor, senior analyst for a private equity company and more recently holds executive and directorship roles with private companies and publicly listed issuers. He has consulted in industries including mining, oil & gas, fintech, VR, eSports, health, life sciences, consumer packaged goods and biotech and currently sits as CEO of Quebec Pegmatite. Mr. Stier is a former CEO & Director of New Leaf Ventures Inc. (CSE: NLV) and is a Co-Founder and former CEO & Director of Optimi Health Corp. (CSE: OPTI).

Director

Mr. Turner is an experienced banker with 20 years experience in international banking. His ability to understand complex financial solutions that benefit corporations is instrumental. Mr. Turner has worked with some of the most established financial institutions, in particular as a director of J. Safra Sarasin and relationship executive at HSBC covering Latin America and the Iberian Peninsula. Mr. Turner holds an honours degree in law from the University of West England, Bristol – UK and is fluent in Spanish, German and Portuguese