Manager, Bunker Services
Mads started his career in the Oil & Gas industry for 17 years, starting at ExxonMobil in 2003.
Since 2009 he has been working in the bunker industry, having held various positions with Wilhelmsen Premier Marine Fuels, Cockett Marine Oil, KPI Bridge Oil and since 2018 he has headed up the bunker procurement team at Teekay.
Capt. Rahul Choudhuri
Managing Director – Asia, ME & Africa
Capt. Rahul Choudhuri is the VPS Managing Director for Asia, Middle East & Africa based in Singapore. He has been involved in the management of fuel quality & quantity business for 30 years.
Rahul is a Member of the following Associations:
- Chairman of the Singapore Shipping Association(SSA) Marine Fuels Committee (2019-2021).
- Vice-Chairman of the Singapore Shipping Association(SSA) Marine Fuels committee (2021-2023)
- Chairman of the Singapore Technical Committee (TC) for Bunkering (2021-2023).
- Chairman of the National Mirror Committee for ISO 8217:2017 Fuel Quality Standards review & development (2021-2023)
- Member of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) International & Technical Committees (2021-2023).
- Past Chairman of the International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA) Asia Executive Committee (2016-2018).
Chief Executive Officer
Ras Al Khaimah Ports
Roger Clasquin has more than 40 years of experience in practically all aspects of shipping, logistics and (international) port management and development. Having worked in many different international locations, added to extensive travelling, he avails of a global network of contacts. After a long period in shipping with Hamburg Süd, he became the first Director of Port of Rotterdam International in 2008. He started up their international activities and successfully developed Port of Rotterdam’s portfolio of port participations and port consultancy activities. From 2016 till end 2019 he served as CEO of Steder Group, an international logistics and maritime services company. Roger joined RAK Ports in January 2019 as CCO, he was promoted to the CEO position in January 2021.
Christophe El. Kati
Head of Marine & Bunkers
Oman Oil Marketing Company
Christophe El. Kati joined the Oman Oil Marketing Company (OOMCO) back in November 2021 as Head of Marine and Bunkers. Christophe was instrumental in helping the company prepare to launch a bunker supply at the Port of Duqm.
Christophe has a vast knowledge of the bunkering and fuel markets, having worked as Senior Manager for cargo and bunker trading at marine fuel supplier at PMG Holding before joining OOMCO. His background also includes working as Cepsa's Dubai office Manager, Head of Bunker and Cargo.
Alongside Christophe's broad industry experience and knowledge within the sector, he is multilingual in English, Spanish, French and Arabic with Russian practices and has a degree in international business with a master's in international relations and affairs.
Vice President, Head of Bunkers
Previous companies, amongst others:
25 years in the industry in a variety of roles both selling, buying and trading. Lived in New York, Singapore, London and Dubai but now back home in native Denmark. Currently heading up the Hafnia Bunker Alliance – a group of quality minded shipowners working on bunker related matters including buying bunkers, working on future fuels etc. The Alliance currently consist of +750 vessels from a range of different segments and are looking to add new members to the Alliance, with a mission to create synergies and transparency for the industry as a whole.
Global Head – Technical
Colin Holloway’s career in the oil and maritime industry spans more than 30 years during which he has gained extensive knowledge of a broad range of technical, as well as commercial and operational activities throughout the Middle East and Africa region.
As Global Head Technical at Cockett Group, Colin is responsible for all technical aspects of marine fuel, reselling, petroleum products and services worldwide, while being in charge of the Group’s technical strategy and approach, including the implementation of new systems, tools, policies and procedures.
As part of his responsibilities, he overlooks the monitoring and updates of the Group’s accreditation to and in line with the most current ISO 9001 framework, ensuring all offered products and services meet international customer and regulatory requirements.
In his role, he manages the Group’s vetting process, selecting the suppliers and service providers based on a strict auditing protocol, while addressing the technical needs of the Group’s globally diverse client base.
Additionally, Colin designs and implements training programmes for the Group’s technical staff members covering all technical aspects of the business and contributing to the Group’s consistent high-level performance.
Colin started his career as a chemist at the Coryton oil refinery in Essex, England, and eventually relocated to the Middle East for the SGS Inspection Group, where he gained extensive product knowledge, including the full spectrum of petroleum products, petrochemicals and bulk commodities.
Further landmarks of his career saw Colin at DNV Petroleum Services, where he was introduced to the technical world of bunkering and the maritime side of the business, as well as at a local bunker trader and Fujairah-based physical supplier strengthening his comprehensive industry know-how.
Colin holds an MBA in International Business from University of Wollongong in Dubai (UOWD), UAE.
Natalie is a Partner in our shipping and marine insurance teams in Dubai. She handles some of the most complex and high value maritime disputes in the UAE.
Natalie advises a broad range of clients including traders, shipowners, charterers, cargo interests, P&I clubs and insurers in connection with disputes arising out of charterparties, bills of lading, contracts of affreightment, and other contracts of carriage, as well as disputes arising out of collisions and allisions. She also has a particular interest in bunker disputes and has developed a reputation as an expert in this area in the UAE.
Natalie has in-depth experience of representing her clients in the English High Court, UAE Courts and DIFC and London and UAE maritime arbitration centres.
In addition, Natalie also advises clients on non-contentious commercial matters relating to matters in the maritime, international transport and trade and energy sectors.
Ali Co-Founded Prosmar after a 15-year career within the commodity and shipping space. He headed the sales and trading desk of freight derivatives for Nordea Bank, and worked with many shipping companies in designing, structuring, and executing their risk management solutions on freight and bunker. Before Nordea, Ali was at IMAREX ASA helping them become the dominant place for trading of FFA’s and serving as Commercial Director in charge of both the tanker and drybulk FFA broking desks.
James specialises in shipping, international trade, and insurance disputes, and is a go-to person in the market for bunker disputes and is recommended by his peers as "Mr. Bunkers".
James qualified as a solicitor in 2008 and has a reputation as a strong technical shipping lawyer. James has an astute commercial understanding of shipping and international trade disputes particularly from his secondments to a major international insurance company and one of the world's leading commodities traders. He acts for clients throughout the marine industry including insurers, ship owners, charterers, traders and bunker suppliers. James has a broad range of shipping and international trade expertise and is recognised as having real gravitas and credibility in this sector.
James has represented clients in numerous LMAA, LCIA, ICC and ad hoc arbitrations.
James was appointed as a member and legal advisor to the BIMCO sub-committee on the revision of the Bimco Bunker Terms.
Mark is a skilled litigator with extensive experience in shipping and commodities disputes. Having trained in London and practiced there for the first five years of his career, Mark moved to Dubai in 2017 in order to focus on building Stephenson Harwood's shipping and commodities practice in the UAE. He continues to be heavily involved in arbitration and Court cases in England for clients based the Middle East whilst also becoming a specialist in matters before the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts and arbitrations seated in the UAE.
He has acted in a range of bunker related disputes, including quality and quantity claims, storage claims and disputes concerning non-payment. He acted in a number of OW related cases in the UAE and has recently acted on a series of ship arrests in the UAE by bunker suppliers relating to the failure of charterers to pay for bunkers.
Glander International Bunkering DMCC
Morten Langthjem has been steering the Dubai office of Glander International Bunkering, a leading marine fuel and lubricant firm, since 2014.
Combining nearly 30 years of shipping and management with his bunker trading and physical supply expertise, Morten is highly regarded for expanding business and infrastructure globally.
Prior to his current role, Morten worked in various operational, commercial and management capacities within the bunker industry. After his time at O.W. Bunker & Trading Co. A/S in Denmark from 1997 to 2003, he joined Peninsula in Gibraltar and led the trading desk for the subsequent 9 years.
Morten has a general education in shipping from the Danish Shipping Academy with 5 years of experience in chartering, ships operation, agency and stevedoring.
Head of Strategic Bunker Sourcing
Gaetan Perret was appointed Global Procurement Lead in 2021, when Cargill’s ocean transportation business and Maersk Tankers joined forces to create a strategic partnership on Bunker– Pure Marine Fuel. Gaetan has more than ten years’ experience in the bunker sector; he helped set up the Cargill Bunker procurement team in 2010.
Prior to his current role, Gaetan was responsible for bunker within Cargill’s IMO transition team.
From 2010 to 2020, Gaetan had responsibilities in hedging and trading when the bunker desk was further developed as part of Cargill’s petroleum division.
Before his bunker experience, Gaetan held various positions in Cargill’s finance and operation areas.
Vice President of Global Sustainability
Georgios Plevrakis serves as ABS Vice President for Global Sustainability, based in Athens, Greece. In his current position, Plevrakis is responsible for helping owners and operators develop fuel and operational strategies to meet sustainability goals.
Before joining ABS, Plevrakis worked in a number of roles spanning power generation manufacturing to classification services. Previous roles include serving as Business Development Manager for a Class Society and Head of Power Plants and Turbomachinery and Marine New Buildings Manager for MAN Diesel & Turbo covering Greece, Cyprus and the Balkan Region.
Plevrakis holds a MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the National Technical University of Athens and an MBA from the Athens University of Economics and Business.
Global Operations Manager, VeriFuel
Bureau Veritas Group
Argyrios Schoinas began his working career in Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) working as a bunker surveyor. Since 2016, Argyrios has been with Bureau Veritas’ Marine Fuel Services.
He has helped organize and coordinate all the various bunker fuel related inspections taking place in different ports in Americas under VeriFuel. His role was then expanded on 2018 to cover all work done globally and he is now the Global Operations Manager for the Marine Fuel Services.
Argyrios has presented at bunker conferences, conducted seminars and also written on quantity surveys and Tricks of the Trade for marine fuels. His extensive knowledge on the field has helped shipping companies mitigate operational and financial risks as well as cost reduction on bunker operations.
Argyrios graduated from University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 2011 with a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering, while he also holds a MEng from the same university and a MSc in Chemical Process Engineering from UCL, UK.
Finance & Credit Manager
Anna comes from finance background having spent more than a decade in investment banking working for Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and Societe Generale. Over this time Anna reached position of Vice President covering the CEEMEA region.
Before banking Anna graduated from Warwick Business School, Imperial College and Sorbonne Universities majoring in Economics & Finance. Anna joined PMG HOLDING in her current role in 2016. Anna is a member of WISTA.
PMG HOLDING are originally physical suppliers in Black Sea and Azov Sea, operating in the region since 2002. PMG supply all 13 ports in Ukraine (both at berth and anchorage), most ports in Azov, and Kavkaz in Russia (both at berth and offshore). PMG supply via own fleet of bunker tankers and trucks.
In recent years PMG have also launched global bunker supply business line and now operate in all bunker hubs globally, as well as more challenging markets such as the former CIS region, the Middle East and many others. PMG has offices in London, Limassol, Athens and Lausanne.
BLUE Insight Lead
Adrian Tolson is the Director and Lead for BLUE’s Insight practice, and one of the shipping industry’s leading marine energy experts. With more than 30 years of experience he has both detailed knowledge and insight into the supply and demand side of marine fuel, and into bunkering infrastructure development.
In 2015, Adrian founded maritime consultancy 20|20, which was acquired by business, brand and communications consultancy, BLUE, in 2019. Adrian leads BLUE’s Insight practice, which provides commercial advisory, research and intelligence services across the key areas of transformation within the maritime industry. This includes the changing marine energy supply chain, digitalisation and the drive for decarbonisation and sustainability.
Adrian leads numerous global business development projects across the marine supply chain. This includes assisting ship owners and suppliers on fuel procurement and supply strategies in a post 2020 world; the development of bunkering infrastructure projects for clean and new fuels; as well as working with the financial and investment community on the opportunities of the future marine energy landscape.
Adrian’s experience spans leadership roles with some of the industry’s largest marine fuel suppliers, including Chemoil Energy, where he was responsible for successfully driving the company through to IPO; and as Vice President and General Manager of OW Bunker where he established its physical supply operation in the USA.
Manager, Bunker Quality and Claims
Chris Turner is the Bunker Quality and Claims Manager at Integr8 Fuels and is based in Singapore. Chris has close to 30 years of experience, with 20 years in laboratory and inspection and the last 10 in Bunkers. Chris also sits on the International Bunker Industry Association’s (IBIA) Global Technical working group.
Global Technical Manager
Tracy began her working life as a Research Chemist with ICI on Teesside.
Having held a number of research and development positions, Tracy joined the Oilfield Chemicals Division of ICI, where she spent 13 years, working closely with customers, solving technical issues through the development of new products.
In 2011 Tracy joined Lintec Testing Services, now Intertek Lintec, as Operations & Key Account Manager, moving into a commercial role in 2014 to target growth in the European region as Business Development Manager. Since December 2019, just in time for IMO 2020, Tracy has held the position of Global Technical Manager for Intertek Lintec.
Tracy is a BSc Chemistry graduate.
Shipping Strategy Ltd
Mark Williams is founder and Managing Director of Shipping Strategy Ltd, a boutique management consultancy based in the UK which focuses providing data-driven actionable insights on maritime and energy industries to clients including governments and regulators, ship owners, investors and charterers, trading houses and other actors in and around the shipping industry.
Mark is also Contributing Editor of Ship.Energy, the leading free-to-view website covering shipping’s path to zero carbon, and presenter of the popular Ship.Energy podcast.
He is a founder of Diversity Study Group, a peer benchmarking service for HR professionals in the shipping and energy industries. He is a Course Director at Lloyd’s Maritime Academy where he teaches on Shipping Markets Analysis and ESG in Shipping.
Mark has 25 years’ experience in ship finance, broking and consultancy with companies like Informa, HSBC and Braemar Seascope. He is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers.