Management team

Sanjeev Kumar

Chief Executive Officer

Sanjeev is a renowned, highly respected entrepreneur and is responsible for the overall performance of the Group. He also focuses on the international oil commodities market and is involved in major negotiations and acquisitions. Sanjeev holds a BA Honours degree in Accounting and Finance with Computing from the University of Kent. He has more than 18 years of relevant industry experience, including oil derivatives and he is recognised as one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Arani Kumar

HR Director

Arani holds a BA Honours degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Kent. She has more than 18 years of relevant industry experience and is also recognised as one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Alexander Peters

Chief Financial Officer

Alexander holds an MBA in Finance from Webster University, St. Louis and a Chief Executive Level Degree in Advanced International Corporate Finance from Insead, France. Alexander has more than 27 years of leadership experience in the oil & gas sector, including working for major oil companies. His previous appointments were Group CFO Sahara Energy, Head of Finance Trafigura PTE, Group CFO for Raiffeisenbank International and Managing Director for AON Credit.

Ian Watson

Group Finance Director

Ian holds a BSc Honours degree in Physics and Electronics with Maths from the University of Reading. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte and Touche and has 30 years post qualified experience, 14 of those at executive and board level. Ian worked for the multinational Timberland Corporation as European Chief Financial Officer prior to joining the group.

Kieron Drake

Chief Technology Officer

Kieron has over 30 years of experience in the oil and banking sectors and has been the CTO with Sahara Energy, Mercuria and BP International. He holds an MA and BA Honours in Computer Science from Emmanuel College Cambridge.

Don Camillo

Managing Director – Europe and Africa

Don holds an Honours degree in Law from the University of London and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). He has more than 35 years’ experience in the oil industry and was Head of Shipping and Trading at Tramp Oil and Marine, now World Fuel Services, a Fortune 500 company.

Eric Bagot

Managing Director – Middle East & Asia

Eric holds an MBA and LLM degree. He is an experienced petrochemical and crude oil trader, and has worked for a number of major oil companies and international oil trading companies including Total. He has been based in Singapore for the past 25 years.

Erik Hinrichsen

Interim Managing Director – Americas

Erik has a Diplom Volkswirt degree from the University of Kiel and has been in the oil business for over 30 years. His career includes working for a number of leading oil companies among them Cargill, Hetco and World Fuel Services.

Stephen Rhodes

Sales, Marketing & Retail Director

Stephen has over 18 years of commercial experience in the downstream oil industry and forged his career initially with Elf and then Total, performing a variety of commercial roles including the position of Managing Director of Total Channel Islands. He holds a BSc in Business Information Systems & Marketing from the University of Central Lancashire.

Caelie Hawkins

Operations Director

Caelie has a background in corporate finance with Barclays, where she gained significant experience with assessment and structuring of acquisitions and mergers, leading operational and deal teams, as well as restructure, optimisation and outsourcing of operational functions. She holds a First-Class degree in Business from the Open University.

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