KPI Bridge Oil opens NEW office in ATHENS
Athens, 9th December 2015 – KPI Bridge Oil, a leading global trader and broker in marine fuels, marine lubricants and risk management products, opens a new office in Athens, Greece.
The new venture comes as part of the group’s broader growth strategy and desire to further develop its key markets. KPI Bridge Oil has been covering Mediterranean ports through its Istanbul and London offices for over four decades but the need for a physical presence in the important Greek market has become stronger in recent years.
The new Athens office which is KPI Bridge Oil’s second addition to the group this year, after taking over A/S Trumf Bunker in July, is headed by Managing Director Jesper D. Rasmussen. Jesper has been with the company for five years and successfully managed KPI Bridge Oil North America since 2012 until taking up the new opportunity in Greece.
Jesper said of the office opening:
“It is with pride and dedication I take up the challenge of establishing our Athens based office. Greece has always been a very important market for anyone within the maritime industry. Although trading in the area for a long time, we are delighted to have a physical presence in this exciting and very important market. Greece is certainly not new to me, as it will be my third time working here since 1995, all within maritime supply and service activity. I am really looking forward to enhancing KPI Bridge Oil Group’s services to the Greek maritime contingency with our full product offering.”
The new office is supported by a range of experienced staff, both new hires from within the bunker industry and team members from KPI Bridge Oil’s existing offices around the globe.
Chief Executive Officer, Carsten Ladekjaer, commented on the group’s latest move, saying: “The opening of our office in Greece at this particular point in time is a strong signal from us showing that we believe in the continued importance of Greece within the global shipping scene. At KPI Bridge Oil we are grateful for the support we are getting from our counter parties in Greece and now we want to be even closer to them.”
KPI Bridge Oil Athens is still currently hiring and welcomes experienced traders and brokers to apply directly. Jesper added: “We have a brilliant team so far but would like to continue to expand our trading floor with the right candidates.”
Jesper Dalsgaard Rasmussen
Managing Director, KPI Bridge Oil Athens
5 Zisimopoulou and 26 Lazaraki
A. Glyfada 16674, Athens
Phone: +30 211 109 7246