GP Global Strengthens Global Bunkering Operations with a Raft of Senior Appointments

GP Global (Formerly Gulf Petrochem Group) today announced the expansion and strengthening of its global bunkering operations with 12 strategic appointments to senior roles across its key international offices.

Prerit Goel, Group Director at GP Global, said: “Following the recent re-branding of the group, our efforts are now focused on consolidating our business across all key international markets and these appointments of experienced professionals is the next step in making this happen. Our bunkering division has witnessed exponential growth over the past year as a result of our expanded footprint in the ARA and APAC market with other global offices. We believe that investing in the right talent is the key driver to ensuring our organisation’s continued progress. They bring a wealth of expertise in the bunkering business that will accelerate our growth as a global organisation, helping to add even better value for our customers. The knowledge and skills that the new team members bring is an asset to our company that will enable us to gain significant industry leadership by assuring our customers with strong market insights.”

 

He went on to add, “The bunker market is something we feel has a lot of challenges short, mid and long-term but equally these present a fascinating opportunity for those able to add genuine value throughout the supply chain as GP Global is always looking to do. The upcoming IMO 2020 restrictions on burning high sulphur marine fuels will radically alter the landscape in bunkering, not just for supplying and trading the product but for credit, technical and compliance as well. We are very much looking forward to seeing what the future holds in store and are very confident that the team we have built and are continuing to augment will go from strength to strength. It is a very exciting time.”

 

The raft of new executive appointments across the globe by GP Global reflects the success the company has experienced across all business units, including the bunkering sector, in the face of the challenging global economic climate.  Speaking about the appointments Chris Todd, Head of Bunkering, West of Suez at GP Global, said, “The month of October will see us increase our bunker barge fleet to capitalise on opportunities we see in the ARA market. With this in mind our recent hires, who are well versed and experienced in the ARA market allows us to competently handle the increase in volumes we expect to see. Further, as the group continues to perform well its only natural we continue to add talented individuals to our team.”

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Anil Keswani, Head of Bunkering, East of Suez at GP Global, added, “As far as our East of Suez business is concerned, our physical location in Fujairah has grown from one barge to three. We will add one more barge to our fleet by the end of this year. Apart from our physical supply, we have grown our back to back to sales and are exploring the marine lubricants sector too.”

 

The new appointments cover GP Global’s offices in Geneva, Switzerland; London and Hull, UK; Sharjah and Dubai in the UAE; Mumbai, India and Singapore. Among the key management appointments, Steven Taylor will be the Lead in charge of Physical Supply, West of Suez, based in Hull, UK. Christopher Morgan has been appointed as Lead – Bunker Credit Management for global operations, and will be based out of the UAE and Rotterdam offices of GP Global. Suman Chatterjee is Lead – Bunker, based out of Mumbai, India.

 

The 12 appointments made by GP Global are as follows:

 

Name Title Location / Region
David Matthews

 

Bunker Trader, West of Suez

 

London, UK
Steven Taylor

 

Lead – Physical Supply, West of Suez

 

Hull, UK
Susan Needham

 

Trading Operator – Physical Supply, West of Suez Hull, UK
Amit Dingwani Lead Oil Trading Operator – GCC Sharjah, UAE
Christopher Morgan Lead – Bunker Credit Management, Global UAE & Rotterdam
Thanasis Baxevanis

 

Trading Manager – Marine Lubricants, GCC

 

UAE
Eric Toh Bunker Trader, APAC Singapore
Suman Chatterjee

 

Lead – Industrial Sales, India Mumbai, India
Ankita Batra Bunker Trader, GP Global Energy Pvt Ltd Mumbai, India
Basile Collenberg Jr. Bunker Trader, West of Suez Geneva, Switzerland
Sumesh Ramadasan Bunker Trader, West of Suez Rotterdam, Netherlands
Nishmith Chowta Bunker Trader, West of Suez Singapore

 

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