The Contract

The Mentor is independent and works anonymously in the background. The HANSE Mentor is a person who has a very successful track record in energy-, gas and crude oil and fields such as Governance & Public Policy, energy- and oil banking and trading, contracting and financing. 

HANSE Mentor since 1972

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    HANSE Restrictions and Undesired Persons

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    Money talks, bullshit walks

    A trader can talk about whom he want to trade with and whom he does not want to trade with, but at the end of the day a trader would always sell to the buyer bidding the best price. Decisions are based oncashing in money and not on popuar talk

    Patience is like eating an elephant

    Some business will come slowly. It takes a lot of effort to get a final result. Take it step by step (one bite at the time). Especially in business development.

    Don't be shy, else you die

    Take initiative and be a decision trader. If not, the competition would take your business away. Be seen in the market. Without a good network or partner(s) it is difficult to create business. You must have self-confidence when you are trading. If you miss that you will never be happy in your job, it will give stress.

    ICPO. What behind?

    If any intermediary offers you an ICPO you know they are inexperienced or trying to scam you. Only the end buyer can offer such a document. The intermediary should first ask the supplier for a “RFQ” (Request for Quote) not issue a (LOI). The next document is an “Offer” for you as a “buyer/seller intermediary” to consider from the supplier (“Offer to Sell”) Not (ICPO). HANSE does never issue nor attend those papers.


    HANSE observes a zero-tolerance policy with regards to any form of unlawful, improper or dishonest practices, including but not limited to bribery, corruption, fraud or misrepresentation.
    Suppliers must not give, promise or offer to any of the HANSE directors, officers, employees or representatives (or their respective family members), be it directly or indirectly, money, gifts, entertainment or any other inappropriate financial and/or non-financial benefit for the purpose of securing contracts or business transactions, or to obtain a business advantage.

    Time Wasting

    The biggest time waster is day dreaming. Thinking about what you will do or how things could be will get you absolutely nowhere. Take action if you have a business plan. If you do not have a plan, get one. Dreams will not put one penny in your bank account. Action will.