Cockett Marine Oil today announced the appointment of Cem Saral to the role of Group Chief Executive Officer. He will assume the role on 1st September 2016 and succeeds Karl Beeson, who has decided to step down after 8 years as CEO of the group.
Cem joined Cockett Marine Oil on 1st March 2015 having spent 3 years working in the fuel oil trading team at Vitol, a 50% shareholder of Cockett Marine Oil. He has over 20 years’ experience in the marine fuels supply chain and has held a number of senior positions in Europe, the Middle East, the US and the Far East.
Steve Brann and Murray Paul Grindrod, representing the group shareholders said, ’’We thank Karl for his outstanding contribution to the group and the profitable growth achieved during his tenure. Cem’s appointment illustrates our commitment to building Cockett into a leading integrated provider of fuel products and services globally. We wish him all the best in the role.’’
Cem added, “I am looking forward to building on Karl’s hard work and leading the group through this next exciting phase in its development.”
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