OW Bunker announced the appointment of Andrew Ananiev as Sales Manager. The move is part of a strategic focus to further strengthen the Group’s presence in the growing BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) countries.
Andrew Ananiev has many years of experience within the maritime sector, including extensive operational experience with a number of ship owners, including Genmar. His most recent role before joining OW Bunker was with Ukrainian shipowner Ukkrichflot. He also holds a Masters Degree in Marine Transportation. Ananiev will be based in OW Bunker’s headquarters in Aalborg, Denmark, where he will head up a dedicated team serving OW Bunker’s customers in the Russian market.
Kristian Nielsen, Worldwide Manager, OW Bunker & Trading A/S, commented: “We are very pleased that Andrew Ananiev has joined OW Bunker. Russia is a dynamic and culturally distinct bunker market where local knowledge and close ties to suppliers are essential. Andrew has exceptional knowledge of the Russian market and his arrival significantly strengthens our Russian trading team.
“OW Bunker has provided bunker services in Russia since the 1980s and we look forward to continuing to deliver an exceptional service to our customers in Russia, wherever they need our support, whether in St Petersburg, the Black Sea ports or the Russian Far East.”