5 April 2024

Mabanaft welcomes - Caroline Watkins as Managing Director

Mabanaft’s operating business in the UK has appointed a new managing director and head of UK, Caroline Watkins.

Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, the Mabanaft group is a leading independent and integrated energy company, providing its customers with innovative energy solutions for their transportation, heating, industrial and agricultural needs.

Caroline joins the team as an accomplished Senior Oil industry leader. With her extensive experience of over three decades in the oil and shipping markets, she brings valuable expertise and a fresh dynamic to the team.

Prior to joining Mabanaft, Caroline was the Director of International Crude Trading for Suncor, where she worked for 12 years, leading their Supply and Trading business in the UK and working closely with teams in North America and elsewhere. Before that, she gained a wealth of experience during her time at Chevron and Shell, undertaking various roles before settling into Crude Oil Trading.

As Managing Director of the UK branch, Caroline will collaborate globally with colleagues, suppliers, and customers. In her new role, Caroline will play an important role in Mabanaft’s sustainable and renewable energy initiatives in the UK, helping to steer Mabanaft and its UK branch towards a greener and more sustainable future.

Caroline comments,

‘I am delighted to join the Mabanaft UK team. After many years operating upstream of the refinery gate, I am excited to join the downstream community. I am eager to meet our customers and seek ways to collaborate with our industry partners and suppliers. I hope to propel Mabanaft UK towards meeting our sustainability objectives and championing renewables as the future of energy, aiming for a greener future here in the UK.’