Our core business is refining, logistics and sales; our assets and investments complement and enhance these activities. At the last count, we have 1250 employees in 12 offices across 7 countries.
We are driven by the needs of our customers around the world and the desire to fuel their journeys. To this end, we utilise our global capabilities across our integrated midstream and downstream energy businesses – from retail to storage, aviation to wholesale, marine to bunkering and beyond.
The Prax Group refines and blends physical oil to regional, market and customer specification in strategically located terminals and warehouses around the world. We operate efficient, safe, and high-quality logistics, moving oil by barge, truck, rail, pipeline and vessel in support of our core activities and for third parties.
To make things simple for our customers, we segment our businesses into four distinct, but integrated, divisions:
- Integrated Supply & Optimisation
- Financial Integrated Supply & Risk Management
The Prax Group’s downstream marketing and distribution businesses carry the Harvest Energy brand. Our midstream and upstream businesses, including refining, processing and blending, carry the Prax brand. The Group is collectively identified as the Prax Group.
Our branding, identity and logos explained
The outer circle of the Prax logo is reminiscent of the globe and depicts endurance. The inner circle represents a bird’s eye view of an oil storage tank; this lean but incredibly strong structure epitomises the collective strength of the Group. The colour green suggests a connection to nature and the environment, while the name Prax is taken from the first initials of members of the founders’ families.
Butterflies play a number of important roles in the ecosystem and from ancient times, the remarkable metamorphosis from chrysalis to butterfly has been used to illustrate rebirth and transformation. The Harvest Energy butterfly logo represents the continuous, steady evolution of the business and enhances its environmental credentials.
Know Our Company
We have a set of core values which we believe form the basis of our business and which act as a code of conduct for us all, as we go about our working lives. Our core values are as follows:
Where We Operate
The Group’s headquarters are located in London, United Kingdom. It also has an office in the outskirts of London situated in Weybridge, Surrey. The Group has main offices in Singapore and Houston. It also has branch offices in Albania, Belgium, China, Holland, India, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia and Sri Lanka.
Integrated Supply & Optimisation
The Group specialises in the integrated supply and optimisation of crude oil and a wide range of petroleum products, including diesel, fuel oil, gas, gasoline, gasoline components, Jet A1, Avgas and bio-fuels.
The Group distributes its products through a global supply network, serving its customers in the retail, aviation, wholesale, fuel card, marine, haulage and government sectors.
Our Leadership Team
Sanjeev Kumar Soosaipillai
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
Sanjeev is a highly respected entrepreneur who has more than 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. He has comprehensive knowledge of the international oil and commodities markets, and a proven track record in delivering strategic growth plans across all areas of the business.
Under his leadership, the Prax Group has evolved into an immensely successful integrated, multinational oil conglomerate. Sanjeev continues in his quest to seek durable growth for the Group and to position it at the forefront of global energy transition and sustainable innovation.
Sanjeev holds a BA Honours degree in Accounting and Finance with Computing from the University of Kent.
Interim Chief Financial Officer
Rob has 20 years’ experience in roles in the energy sector which have included responsibility for strategy, corporate finance, M&A transactions, and investor relations. He was most recently the commercial and financial lead for the Prax Group’s M&A strategy.
Rob holds a Master’s degree in Engineering Science from the University of Oxford, and is a Chartered Accountant and also an Associate Member of Corporate Treasurers.
Arani Kumar Soosaipillai
Chief Human Resources & Corporate Officer
Arani has overall responsibility for the Group’s Human Resources and has played a fundamental role in its development as the Group has grown. She oversees Human Resource strategy, policy-making processes and planning. In addition she directs employee recruitment, training and development programmes. She has more than 20 years’ relevant industry experience.
Arani holds a BA Honours degree in Accounting and Finance from the University of Kent.
Chief Technology Officer
Miguel is a senior Information Technology leader with over 20 years’ experience driving strategy for business growth, and a proven track record of delivering change by building and managing high performing international teams. Miguel has held senior positions in leading international companies such as TotalEnergies, Dun & Bradstreet and Accenture, and his industry expertise comprises energy markets and financial services.
Miguel holds a degree in Mathematics & Statistics from Universidad Complutense de Madrid .
Managing Director – Europe & Africa
With more than 35 years’ experience in the oil industry, Don is a seasoned and highly respected professional who has a comprehensive knowledge of the energy business. He has led the Group’s mid-steam and downstream business activities across Europe and Africa and has been involved in many of the Group’s acquisitions.
Don holds an Honours degree in Law from the University of London, is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb) and was a Principal Broker on the London Baltic Exchange.
Managing Director – Middle East and Asia
Michael has over 20 years’ experience in the energy and commodities sector, gained first in investment banking at BNP Paribas before moving to senior positions in leading trading organisations such as Trafigura, Castleton Commodities, Gunvor and Pavilion Energy in business development, risk, trading and management.
Michael is a graduate from Harvard Business School Executive Education’s Advanced Management Program and holds a Master’s degree in International Project Management from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Paris and a MSc in Building Engineering from Ecole Spéciale des Travaux Publics in Paris.
Managing Director – Americas
Charlton has over 30 years’ experience in the oil industry and is a well-respected leader with sound business judgement and a proven track record in strategic delivery. Prior to joining the Prax Group, 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 from Texas A&M University and is a graduate of the United States Merchant Marine Academy.