Cockett Group has announced the appointment of Caroline Huot as global head of lubricants. Huot joins Cockett Group with 20 years global experience in the downstream oil industry with a specialty in lubricant trading, an extensive network of vendors and customers worldwide. She will be based in Singapore and will be responsible for developing and managing Cockett Group’s lubricant business on a global basis.
In symmetry to the Cockett Group’s global and multi-cultural organization, Huot speaks fluent French, Spanish, Portuguese and has a good understanding of the Russian language which will provide a wider scope for her to develop Cockett Group’s new marine lubricants business on a global basis.
“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,” said Group Chief Executive Officer for Cockett Group, Cem Saral.
‘’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,” Huot said.
Cockett Group’s regional initiative started in late 2015 led by the Istanbul branch to focus on marketing marine lubricants, which has now been expanded on a global basis. In addition to marine applications, Cockett Group said it is equally confident that there are further synergies to be explored on marketing land-based lubricants as well.
Cockett Group is one of the world’s leading providers of marine and petroleum products and services. The company is owned by Vitol Group (50%) and Grindrod Limited (50%). Headquartered in Dubai, UAE, the group operates from 16 offices globally, spread over five continents with annual trading volume in excess of seven million metric tonnes per annum.