Ian Roper Taylor

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"Mr. Ian Roper Taylor serves as Chief Executive Officer and President of Vitol Holding B.V. Mr. Taylor serves as President and Chief Executive of Vitol Group of Companies. He serves as the President of Vitol S.A. He served as the Managing Director of Vitol Asia Pte Limited from 1992 to 1994. He joined Shell in 1978. Mr. Taylor joined Vitol S.A. in 1985 from Shell, where he held various positions in shipping, operations and trading. Since joining Vitol he has set up the global crude oil trading team and was involved in the formation of Vitol's many international operations especially in the energy markets. He was a Managing Director of Vitol Asia between 1992 and 1994. He returned to Europe to take up the post of Chief Executive in 1995 and since then he has been actively involved in expanding Vitol's businesses on a global basis including adding upstream and downstream petroleum assets to their portfolio. He has been a Non Executive Director at Fortune Oil PLC since June 24, 1996, and served as its Executive Director from August 9, 1993 to June 24, 1996. He also serves as a Member of Advisory Board at FF&P Private Equity Limited. Mr. Taylor served as an Executive Director of Fortune from August 1993 to June 1996. Since graduating he has been primarily involved in the oil business for the past 30 years. Mr. Taylor holds an M.A. degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Oxford University in 1978." [1]


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  1. bloomberg Ian Roper Taylor, organizational web page, accessed April 9, 2016.