Abhishek Deshpande, adviser and key commodity analyst with OMV, is today’s featured Forty Under 40 honoree.
Previously the global head of oil strategy with JP Morgan Chase & Co., Deshpande has brought his leadership style to OMV—Austria’s largest oil and gas firm—where he said he is able to mentor his team members and lead by example.
“I enjoy managing a team,” he said. “I feel energized by teaching new topics, getting work done from team members or leading a project but delegate and give ownership of mini projects to each team member, providing my team members visibility especially in front of senior management.”
Originally from London and Mumbai, he is now based in Vienna, Austria.
Deshpande is a chemical engineer by academic background and also previously worked at Natixis SA, where he helped set up an oil and gas research team for the French bank.
“My team at Natixis SA won the best overall commodities research house of the year for two years in a row,” he said. “I am immensely proud of my team for their hard work but also to all our mainly U.S.-based clients who recommended us for this award presented by Energy Risk, an authority in energy commodities.”
He was also awarded energy executive of the year award by Petroleum Economist while at Natixis SA and was later selected by the energy research publication as one of the top 100 Global Energy Elites and top 10 in banking and finance category when he was with J.P. Morgan Chase.
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