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New gunvor position to focus on health, safety, environment & community

Group HSEC Manager will oversee sustainability for multi-billion dollar industrial asset portfolio

To strengthen its commitment to health, safety, the environment and the communities in which it operates worldwide, Gunvor Group welcomes Benjamin Winterton as Group HSEC Manager. The Group HSEC (Health, Safety, Environment & Communities) Manager is a newly created position for Gunvor, which seeks to ensure its expanding asset portfolio is integrated effectively and managed to the highest standards.

Winterton joins from Glencore plc (GLEN:LN), where he served in risk and internal audit. He has considerable experience developing corporate programs for sustainability (safety, health, environment and communities) and enterprise risk management—at Glencore, as well as with Petroplus Marketing AG and for KPMG, where he worked with a range of industrial clients. Winterton has also served as an environmental policy adviser for the UK government.

“While Gunvor remains a trader at heart, the strategic investments we’ve made in energy infrastructure—refineries, pipelines, storage, terminals, mining and upstream—entail a new level of responsibility, to our employees, the communities in which we work, and the environment in general,” said Jerome Schurink, Gunvor’s Chief Investment & Operating Officer. “Ben will be an integral part of our team as we uphold our place as a good corporate citizen.”

In the last several years, Gunvor has invested considerably in assets that complement its core trading function, including the construction of greenfield projects, the acquisition of wholly-owned assets, and strategic investments worldwide. The company now maintains in excess of US $2 billion in industrial assets throughout Europe, Asia, South America and the United States.