Gulf Petrochem Opens Branch Office in London with the Appointment of Global Head of Bunkering

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

UAE 03-03-2015: Gulf Petrochem Group has today announced the opening of its trading office in London as part of their global expansion plans.   

With this opening, its Board of Directors has appointed Neil Lamerton as Global Head of its bunkering division who will be based in the London office.  Lamerton joins Gulf Petrochem from KPI Bridge Oil where he held the position of director.

Lamerton will manage the growth of GP's global bunkering business. This will include supervision of its existing bunker businesses across U.A.E, India and Singapore.

Lamerton has also been charged with developing new supply locations outside its existing network in most parts of U.A.E. & Singapore to complement its growing presence in bunkering. There are also plans to expand into the Gulf of Khambat as part of the Pipavav Oil Terminal Project.

Speaking about his appointment, Prerit Goel, Director at Gulf Petrochem says: “Neil fills a strategically important role with Gulf Petrochem, and we're delighted that he has joined the group bringing with him the necessary technical and operational expertise which is particularly valuable as we develop GP's international footprint in the bunker industry. The launch of our London office is a significant step towards increasing the group's global footprint as it's a strategic location to cater to European & West African markets.”

Lamerton adds: “Gulf Petrochem has tremendous growth prospects as it has positioned itself as an asset backed physical supplier and trader. I therefore have a unique opportunity to expand & strengthen its bunkering team and global supply facilities that will enable the group fulfil its mission to be amongst the leading bunker suppliers”.

Neil will be supported by a dedicated team of Bunker Traders with Mark de Claiterosse in London, Gaurav Dwivedi and Swati Reddy in U.A.E., Anil Keswani in Mumbai and Liz Ho in Singapore.

Neil is also a member of the International Bunker Industry Association, Member of the Energy Institute and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Fuellers and can be contacted at neil.lamerton@gulfpetrochem.com