Caroline joins Cockett Group with 20 years global experience in downstream oil industry with a specialty in lubricant trading, an extensive network of vendors and customers worldwide. Caroline will be based in Singapore and will be responsible for developing and managing our lubricant business on a global basis. In symmetry to the Cockett Group’s global and multi-cultural organization Caroline speaks fluent French, Spanish, Portuguese and has a good understanding of the Russian language, which will in itself will provide a wider scope for her to develop Lubricants. Cockett Group are delighted to have her join the team and believe she is well placed to create and develop a reliable global and multimodal lubricant supply chain for Cockett Group.
Our regional initiative started in late 2015 led by Istanbul branch efforts for a dedicated focus on marketing of marine lubricants has provided us a clear feedback that we have room for sustainable growth and that we have a capacity to expand this activity on a global basis. In addition to marine applications, our existing global coverage and the expertise built within our teams, Cockett Group are equally confident that there will be further synergies to be explored on land based lubricants marketing as well.
Cem Saral, Group Chief Executive Officer for Cockett Group commented, “At Cockett Group we are continually searching for new talent to aid our business growth, and the enlarged reselling division with a dedicated focus on lubricants with Caroline joining our team enables our products and services to expand further, this is an exciting time for the Group.”
Caroline Huot, Global Head – Lubricants said, ‘’It is a very exciting new assignment for me as the Cockett Group global coverage is a perfect fit with marine lubricants logistics and service requirements as well as shipping customers’ expectations. In addition, the strength of the Group on the shipping market for fuels and the service values attached to the brand are bringing to this new initiative both spirit, commitment and synergies thus promising strong expansion and bringing real benefits to ship owners and ship managers around the globe. In a period when the shipping industry is still struggling and the products and services offered by some traditional networks are being somewhat downsized, I strongly believe that the market will support Cockett Group’s expansion in the Lubricants field.”
Cockett Group are one of the world’s leading providers of marine and petroleum products and services, we are owned by Vitol Group (50%) and Grindrod Limited (50%). Headquartered in Dubai-UAE, the Group operates from 16 offices globally spread over 5 continents with annual trading volume in excess of 7 million metric tons per annum.
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