Martin Read


Managing Director

The Managing Director of PVM Smart Learning and Smart Global. A qualified accountant, Martin worked at BP for 18 years in both Control and Trading roles. He was book leader for North Sea Crude Equity trading for 7 years. During this time Martin managed the BP oil and gas disposals for North Sea production and latterly Azerbaijan. Martin held a number of control roles in BP both inside and outside of the oil trading division. In 1998, Martin moved across from the back to front office to become a junior crude trader. Later, he went on to become the senior trader on the North Sea equity disposals crude trading desk with an annual profitability of around $100 million. Martin spent 3 years as Director and senior trader in a new venture setup by BP in Hamburg, Germany.