Gulf Petrochem Group (GP), headquartered in the United Arab Emirates, has further strengthened its global trade with the addition of a dedicated Southern Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa trading sesk at its office in Rotterdam.
Three dedicated professionals with extensive local market knowledge and sectoral experience have joined the trading desk to support clients in boosting trade with promising markets in Africa.
“The addition of a dedicated Southern Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa trading desk will further support our global client base providing them informed insights into the trading dynamics of the region. The two regions have tremendous growth potential and are central to the new global trade links that are being fostered, especially with China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative. The regions have a strong role in meeting global demand for commodities and serve as a vibrant market for developed and developing nations in meeting their demand for raw materials,” said Prerit Goel, group director at Gulf Petrochem Group.
The new trading desk is underpinned by the extensive market knowledge of three new team members who each have more than 20 years of experience in the region, including Ngari Githitho, who was previously associated with MENA Energy DMCC as trader – Middle Distillates; Yolanda Nell, who was previously associated with Bomin (Mauritius) Ltd as senior physical bunker trader; and, Gert Nell, who was also previously with Bomin (Mauritius) Ltd as general manager and bunker trader.
Githitho joins Gulf Petrochem as trader – Petroleum Products, East Africa; Yolanda and Gert Nell join Gulf Petrochem both as bunker traders, South Africa at GP Global ARA BV based in Rotterdam.
Gulf Petrochem Group specializes in oil trading and bunkering, oil refining, grease manufacturing, oil storage terminals, bitumen manufacturing, and shipping and logistics. The company is fast expanding its global market presence and plans future expansion in Europe, the Middle East and APAC.