Martin Fraenkal, president, S&P Global Platts, the world’s largest oil price reporting agency, and Ibrahim Al-Buainain, president and CEO, Aramco Trading Co., lead the International Selection Committee of the Aramco Trading New Silk Road CEO of the Year Awards 2020, alongside five other industry leaders from the energy trading, shipping, storage and refining sectors.
The New Silk Road CEO of the Year Awards, founded in 2017 in partnership with the Port of Fujairah, strive to ensure that the worthiest nominees globally are identified for their outstanding record of accomplishment in the categories of Trading, Refining, Storage and Ports.
“Given that Fujairah has been an active trader across these oceans for 500 years, it is only fitting that the celebration of these 21st century pioneering industry leaders be hosted by this global trading hub,” said Mousa Morad, managing director of the Port of Fujairah.
“These CEOs are spearheading the transformation of energy trading across this ancient Silk Road route, which is literally changing the flow of world energy trading,” he added.
Others on the committee include: Roger Chia Kim Piow, chairman and MD, Rotary Group of Companies; Thomas Waymel, president trading and shipping, Total Oil Trading SA; Mike Muller, director — oil business development and head of trading, Vitol Asia; Datuk Md. Arif Mahmood, executive vice president and CEO of Downstream, PETRONAS; and Morad.
The 2020 winners will be presented their awards at a gala dinner event held in Fujairah on Sept. 28th on the eve of the 10th Gulf Intelligence Energy Markets Forum.