Mocoh announces new trading team in UAE

2021-01-05 15:18:56

Mocoh is happy to announce the opening of a new trading desk in the UAE, headed up by Sudip Shyam.

Welcoming the new team, Mocoh CEO Michael Hacking said, “This expansion is very much in-line with our plans for growth and diversification. The team brings with them a wealth of regional experience, as well as a valuable network of partners and customers. We are all looking forward to working together and developing Mocoh’s strong reputation in new markets.”

Introducing the UAE team:

Sudip Shyam, Global Head of Base Oils

Sudip’s 26 years’ experience in international trading, business development and general management in the oil and gas sector makes him ideally suited to head up Mocoh’s young and ambitious new trading team. His career path has seen him lead the lubricants business for Conoil Plc, Nigeria, before becoming the Board Director of a quoted lubricants company in India. He has also worked for Valvoline, Total, Castrol India and Gulf Oil India.

This wealth of experience, along with a proven track record as a successful base oil trader, sees Sudip regularly called on to represent the industry and he has spoken at a number of high-profile industry events and conferences hosted by the likes of ICIS, ARGUS Media and Global Lubricants Week.

Once the UAE team is fully installed and running, Sudip will move to Geneva to join the core Mocoh team.


Amreen Rafique, Base Oils Trader

A skilled trading and Sales & Marketing professional, Amreen brings with her 15-years of diverse experience in industrial chemicals, surgical instruments and base oils trading.

Instrumental in profitably managing an international base oils trade desk in the MENA & Pakistan region over the past six years, Amreen will be an enormous asset to the growing Mocoh team.


Rajesh Kumar, Bulk Vessel Operations – Base Oils

Rajesh has managed bulk vessel and oil trading operations of petroleum products (fuel oil, gasoil and jet) for more than 16-years. Over the past five years he has specialised in base oils, and brings with him a well-established operations relationship with refineries and suppliers, worldwide.

Mohammed Raed, Specialist – Operations & Accounts

With a decade’s worth of experience managing shipping documentation, flexi-bag and local truck operations, MIS and accounts, Raed will be our go-to documentation specialist in the region.