Management team

Sanjeev Kumar

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

Sanjeev is a renowned, highly respected entrepreneur and is responsible for the overall performance of the Group. He also focuses on the international oil commodities market and is involved in major negotiations and acquisitions. Sanjeev holds a BA Honours degree in Accounting and Finance with Computing from the University of Kent. He has more than 18 years of relevant industry experience, including oil derivatives and he is recognised as one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Arani Kumar

HR Director & Co-Founder

Arani holds a BA Honours degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Kent. She has more than 18 years of relevant industry experience and is recognised as one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs.

Ian Watson

Chief Financial Officer

Ian holds a BSc Honours degree in Physics and Electronics with Maths from the University of Reading. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte and Touche and has 30 years post qualified experience, 14 of those at executive and board level. Ian worked for the multinational Timberland Corporation as European Chief Financial Officer prior to joining the group.

Jeffrey Benedict

Group Finance Director

Jeffrey is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ senior level experience with multinational organisations in sectors such as finance and IT including aviation and real estate. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA).

Kieron Drake

Chief Technology Officer

Kieron has over 30 years of experience in the oil and banking sectors and has been the CTO with Sahara Energy, Mercuria and BP International. He holds an MA and BA Honours in Computer Science from Emmanuel College Cambridge.

Don Camillo

Managing Director – Europe and Africa

Don holds an Honours degree in Law from the University of London and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb). He has more than 35 years’ experience in the oil industry and was Head of Shipping and Trading at Tramp Oil and Marine, now World Fuel Services, a Fortune 500 company.

Eric Bagot

Managing Director – Middle East & Asia

Eric holds an MBA and LLM degree. He is an experienced petrochemical and crude oil trader, and has worked for a number of major oil companies and international oil trading companies including Total. He has been based in Singapore for the past 25 years.

Charlton White

Managing Director – Americas

Charlton has over 30 years experience in the oil industry. He was with Morgan Stanley capital USA for 23 years rising to Executive Director, followed by a senior trading position with Astra Oil USA. Charlton holds an MBA and is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy.

Ian Woodcock

Retail Director

Ian has over 30 years of experience in the oil industry and began his career with Petrofina which merged with Total in 2000. Ian gained enormous experience in the commercial fuels sector including the direct management of equity operations which encompassed heating oil distribution, retail and fuel cards. He had full responsibility for the 500 company owned petrol filling stations and possesses significant knowledge of business integration and management of change. Ian holds a DipHE in French Business from Leeds University.

Stephen Rhodes

Sales & Marketing Director

Stephen has over 18 years of commercial experience in the downstream oil industry and forged his career initially with Elf and then Total, performing a variety of commercial roles including the position of Managing Director of Total Channel Islands. He holds a BSc in Business Information Systems & Marketing from the University of Central Lancashire.