Askari, who left Freepoint earlier this year, joined Eni Trading & Shipping last week, one of the sources said. Before Freepoint, he was the lead gasoline trader at Glencore.
A company official could not immediately be reached for comment.
The company is looking to grow its gasoline business in the United States, according to one of the sources and an additional source. The size and scope of those expansion plans was not immediately clear.
(Reporting by Catherine Ngai, Dmitri Zhdannikov, Devika Krishna Kumar and Jarrett Renshaw; Editing by Meredith Mazzilli)