UK-based independent trading, storage, distribution and retail conglomerate dealing in petroleum products and bio-fuels, The Prax Group, on Friday (4 December) appointed Michael Bourdier as Managing Director for its Middle East & Asia businesses.
The Prax Group is the parent company of Harvest Energy Marine which earlier expanded bunkering operations at Zeebrugge.
Bourdier will be responsible for the group’s strategic development in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific region and will be based in the Singapore office.
With a career spanning 20 years in the commodity sector, the group said Bourdier brings with him vast experience in trading, business development, finance and risk.
Bourdier has in-depth knowledge of the energy markets – including physical and derivative products for oil, gas and LNG, noted the company.
A French citizen, Bourdier has been based in Singapore since 2011. He joins the Prax Group having previously held senior roles at Pavilion Energy, Gunvor, Castleton Commodities, Trafigura and BNP Paribas.
An experienced leader and skilled people manager, Bourdier’s significant global experience and wealth of knowledge in the energy markets will be invaluable as the Prax Group continues its activities in the Middle East and Asia-Pacific marketplaces, and beyond.
“We are delighted to welcome Michael to the Prax Group during what is an exciting milestone year for us,” said Chief Executive Officer, Sanjeev Kumar.
“Our success as a company has been achieved through our entrepreneurial spirit and our reputation for excellence in everything we do, and with his vast industry knowledge and experience, Michael is the ideal high-calibre candidate to head up our Middle East & Asia teams, based in Singapore.
“He will no doubt prove to be a very valuable asset to the Group as we progress towards our vision to be an integrated global oil conglomerate.”
Photo credit: The Prax Group
Published: 8 December, 2020
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