Catherine Newman appointed COO at Limejump

Energy tech company, Limejump, has appointed Catherine Newman as Chief Operating Officer. She joins the senior management team with immediate effect, working alongside Erik Nygard, the company’s co-founder and Chief Executive to strengthen and grow Limejump’s business.

Catherine joins Limejump from Gazprom Marketing & Trading Ltd. During her 11-year career at Gazprom, she held a number of senior roles, most recently Director of Global IT & Delivery, a post that she held for three years. Before Gazprom, Catherine worked at BP.

Erik Nygard, Limejump’s Chief Executive said: “Catherine brings a wealth of hands-on operational and management experience, which will be invaluable as we grow Limejump’s business, under the umbrella of Shell’s ownership. Catherine is a visionary leader and first class commercial digital operator; I am delighted that she has chosen to join Limejump.”

Catherine Newman said: “It’s wonderful to join a company with such a clear and positive sense of purpose. I’ve been impressed by the ambition and the drive of the people that I am working with and this is what makes me so excited about helping the Limejump platform and offering go even further.

“Its pioneering work within trading and data in the new energy transition, combined with Shell’s scale and depth of knowledge, is a strong proposition to Limejump’s existing and prospective customers. A focal point throughout my career has been leveraging technology to enable commercial success whilst delivering an outstanding level of service. This is what I will bring to Limejump’s customers.”

As Gazprom’s Director of Global IT & Delivery, Catherine was responsible for the delivery of the company’s operating plan, process improvement and technology adoption. She was chair of Gazprom’s operating committee.