International bunker industry association (IBIA) has appointed Mustafa Muhtaroglu (Energy Petrol, Istanbul) as a new board member and re-elected Dilip Mody (Global Fuels & Lubricants, India) and Jens Maul Jorgensen (Oldendorff Carriers, Germany) to its board. Mustafa Muhtaroglu replaces immediate past chairman Bob Lintott. The appointments take effect 1 April 2013.
Welcoming the appointments, IBIA Chairman Nigel Draffin said: “We’re delighted to welcome Mustafa Muhtaroglu to the board and pleased that IBIA will continue to benefit from the input of Dilip Mody and Jens Maul Jorgensen. Members of the IBIA board are drawn from all areas of the international bunkering industry and bring a huge amount of experience to the organisation. IBIA also thanks Bob Lintott for his dedication and support to the association over the years.”
There were two further candidates for the three positions: Chris Fisher of Brookes Bell and Donald Gregory of Sustainable Maritime Solutions. The final selection was made by applying a criteria based on the geographical spread of the candidates in accordance with IBIA byelaws.
Jens Maul Jorgensen – director Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG
Jens attended business school from 1989 – 1990 starting as a trainee for Fisker & Bom, Koege shipbrokers in Denmark from 1990 until 1992. Here he worked with forwarding agencies and chartering.
In 1992 he moved to Avedoere Shipping A/S working again in operations, chartering and agency for 4 years.
Following this he started working for MARAG A/S (Maritime Agency Bunkers A/S) part of the O.W. Group, until 2003.
For the next 4 years Jens became a Bunker Manager for The ARMADAGROUP, moving on to this current position as the Director of the Bunker department at Oldendorff Carriers GmbH & Co. KG.
Jens has been a regular speaker on the event circuit, particularly at SIBCON 2006 – 2008 – 2010 and again in 2012, as well as ARACON in 2010 and he is a regular speaker at IBIA events and conferences.
Dilip Kumar Mody – managing director Global Fuels & Lubricants
Dilip Kumar Mody was the first Indian member of the International Bunker Industry Association, joining at its icneption in 1993.
Dilip was the partner and manager of Amar Automobiles, (retail gas station), servicing the local trade for automobiles and trucks from 1972 to date.
He was the marketing director of Sheen Petrochemicals and was responsible for sales and business development of the distillation unit from 1989-2006.
He is currenty the managing director at M/s. Global Fuels & Lubricants Inc, responsible for overall development and management of the firm since 1975 to present.
Since 2006 he is the Independent director in M/s Modest Infrastructure – Ship Building firm. He is responsible for business development and resolving complex issues that are faced by the companies.
From 2008 to present he has been director of M/s. Ocean Bunkers (barge owning and operating company) responsible for overall management and business development of the firm. He has thus covered the Indian bunker market from supplies right through to barge making and complex logistical development.
Mustafa Mugtaroglu – Energy Petrol
Mustafa graduated from the Istanbul University’s Faculty of Economics in 1984 and went on to receive an MBA degree at the same faculty in 1986. He worked for the Turkish Maritime Bank in 1986 and studied Economics and Language in England in 1987. He started work at Baytur Trading S.A in 1987 and became their sales manager in 1990.
In 1993 Mustafa formed ACM Energy going on in 1997 to found his own physical bunker supplier company ENERGY PETROL in Istanbul.
Mustafa is the founding chairman of the Turkish Bunker Association and was elected to the council of IBIA in 2003 and IBIA Board in 2009. He has also acted as an Assembly Member of the Turkish Chamber of Maritime since 2004, and was re-elected in 2009 for a further 4 years.
IBIA exists to provide an international forum to address the concerns of all sectors of the international bunker industry; to represent the industry in discussions and negotiations with national and international policy makers, legislators and other groups and bodies; to review, clarify, improve, develop and endorse where appropriate, industry methods, practices and documentation; to increase the professional understanding and competence of all who work in the industry; to provide services and facilities for members and others.
IBIA gained consultative status with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) in November 2005 and is represented at all relevant meetings.
IBIA actively seeks to involve its members through its Annual Convention by educating and motivating members to concur on major issues and topics of the time, creating the “IBIA Position” to present to IMO.
IBIA champions the continued development of professionals within the bunker industry through its Basic and Advanced Bunker Courses offered around the world and its specialised Bunker Cargo Officer training courses in Singapore.