UAE-based oil and bunkering firm GP Global on Monday (1 June) said it has appointed four experienced industry professionals in key offices across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Singapore, further strengthening its global bunkering operations.
Newly appointed to further develop oil trading in GP Global’s UAE office is Maleek Mostapha, a seasoned bunkering expert with over seven years of experience in the field, who has joined the group as Senior Bunker Trader.
Neethu Varghese has also joined the UAE office as Bunker Trader, bringing with her a wealth of trading expertise.
The new appointments in GP Global’s Singapore office include Sascha Khan Lulla as Bunker Trader, bringing with him over seven years of trading experience, and Travis Tey as Bunker Trader, with over eight years of trading experience.
Maleek will be responsible for developing GP Global’s oil trading operations East of Suez and worldwide, and Neethu’s experience will focus on bunkering operations in the Indian subcontinent and Middle East.
Both Sascha and Travis plan to grow GP Global’s existing bunker trading business further across the Asia-Pacific region.
“Bunkering is one of our core strengths at GP Global and we are committed to appointing talented industry professionals whose expertise will help us expand our footprint globally,” said Prerit Goel, Joint Managing Director at GP Global.
“After a slew of senior appointments for our West of Suez business we now welcome our new growth partners for East of Suez business.”
“A challenging current climate calls for an all-hands-on-deck approach, in addition to exceptional talent,” added Anil Keswani, Head of Bunkering, East of Suez, GP Global.
“Our strategic approach of hiring talented experts like Maleek, Neethu, Sascha and Travis, continue to be part of our growth plans over the coming years.”
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