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(Bloomberg) -- Trafigura Beheer BV hired Rodney Malcolm as Chief Financial Officer for North America in Houston, replacing Bryan Keogh, who’s leaving the commodity trading firm, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Keogh is departing Trafigura, the third-biggest independent oil trader, as well as the board of Swiss subsidiary Trafigura AG. He will return to Connecticut from Houston, to be closer to family, said one of the people who asked not to be named because staffing matters are confidential.

Malcolm previously worked for Citibank as head of commodities origination for the Americas, based in Houston from 2006 until 2013. He also spent time at Calpine Energy Services as CFO and at Enron Corp. as a managing director, according to his LinkedIn profile.

During Keogh’s tenure as Trafigura’s North America CFO beginning in 2009, the Amsterdam-based firm invested nearly $1 billion investing in pipelines, ports, condensate splitters and other physical assets amid the boom in oil and gas production from shale deposits. Before joining Trafigura, Keogh worked for RBS Sempra Commodities and Noble Group Ltd. Connecticut, according to his LinkedIn profile.

In September, Trafigura completed the $860 million sale of an 80 percent stake in a Corpus Christi, Texas port. That month, the company said it had applied to U.S. authorities to export lightly refined condensate.

To contact the reporter on this story: Andy Hoffman in Geneva at ahoffman31@bloomberg.net To contact the editors responsible for this story: Will Kennedy at wkennedy3@bloomberg.net Alex Devine

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