KPI Bridge Oil hires four bunker traders, Istanbul trader relocates

Enlarges trading team with one addition in each of its offices in Denmark, Istanbul, London and New York.

Soren Holl, Group CEO at KPI Bridge Oil. Image credit: KPI Bridge Oil

Updated on 31 May 2018 09:27 GMT

KPI Bridge Oil has announced the appointment of four marine fuel and lubricant traders, with one addition in each of its offices in Denmark, Istanbul, London and New York.

Additionally, trader Cihan Birdogdu has relocated from Istanbul to the group's New York-based team.

The new hires are: Marc Cook in London, Mikkel Kristensen in Denmark, Paul Martinez in New York and Eren Onder in Istanbul.

Cook was formerly employed at Cockett Marine Oil, where he spent more than five years employed as a bunker trader. He began his career as a shipbroker, working for three years at Lawrence (Chartering) International with primary focus on dry cargo.

Kristenen previously formed part of the sales team at a Danish wholesale company. Before that, he spent more than three years at an oil and energy firm.

Martinez joins KPI Bridge Oil from lubricants specialist Unimarine, where he served as Regional Sales Manager. Before that, he was 2nd engineer at Pacific Drilling.

Onder previously served at Petrol Ofisi, where he worked for three-and-a-half years as Territory Manager for marine sales in Turkish international waters. Prior to that, he spent four years at sea as a marine engineer and two years as chief engineer at a power plant.

Birdogdu joined KPI Bridge Oil's Istanbul office five years ago, where he is said to have "contributed significantly to the team" during his time there. Before that, he spent two years as an import sales specialist for Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC).

Soren Holl, Group CEO, remarked: "Setting the right team, being agile and building close, long lasting relationships with our business partners is an integral part of our 'people first' culture. We have a rigorous recruitment process and I'm pleased to now officially welcome four exceptional new team members to our group. Each one brings with them distinct knowledge, skills and experience that will add value to our existing teams.

"Being part of a large group with global geographical reach offers our team members a unique opportunity to relocate according to their aspirations and needs. We encourage and support all team members to experience new regions and cultures and are excited that Cihan has decided to relocate to New York from Istanbul."

Contact numbers for the aforementioned five traders have been provided below.

Cihan Birdogdu: +1 848 218 7760
Marc Cook: +44 78 0286 5864
Mikkel Kristensen: +45 6037 5426
Paul Martinez: +1 732 796 2989
Eren Onder: +90 530 955 7521