Gulf Petrochem Appoints New Head of Credit Risk for its Bunkering Division

Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

With over 30 years experience in the Maritime sector, John is a well known expert in the industry and will focus on areas such as Credit Management (focused on Bunker business), Credit insurance & Bunker business development.

Before joining Gulf Petrochem, he held the role of Global Head of Credit and Director at Soyuz Bunkering Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd, handling customer selection and promotion as well as liaising with legal departments and insurers on ship arrests and insurance claims. Prior to this, Phillips worked for Chemoil Energy Ltd, where he was responsible for the creation, implementation and management of global credit and counter party risk policy.

Discussing the appointment, Mr Prerit Goel, Group Director said, “We are delighted to have John Phillips on board to lead the company's credit risk for our Bunker division from Singapore. John has a strong proven track record of executing corporate strategy, business development, driving operational efficiency and delivering value to all stakeholders in bunker segment. His appointment will help the company focus on delivering the next level of growth from its assets.

We are confident that John's distinctive blend of leadership, organizational ability and business insight will play a critical part in achieving Gulf Petrochem's vision of sustained growth moving into the future.”

Phillips is a graduate in Maritime Business with Maritime Law and has completed his MSc in Port Management at University of Plymouth, UK in 2002. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, a chartered member of the Institute of Logistics & Transport, and a Member of the Institute of Petroleum, IBIA and IECA.