Mark started his career at Exxon in 1987 focusing on Petroleum Refining Economics having graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He began oil trading in 1991, working for industry leaders Total, Glencore and Vitol. He has traded oil throughout Europe, The Americas, Africa, Middle East, Far East and Russia. His team became the largest global blender and arbitrage trader of gasoline with volumes exceeding 1mb per day.
Mark is very familiar with the need for cleaner fuels, reduced carbon emissions and sustainability. He has extensive experience of the USA’s Clean Air Act of 1990 and the 1998 EU Directives concerning fuel specifications to improve air quality. Mark has specialised in the blending, production and trading of reformulated, oxygenated and renewable fuels including Biofuels. The main objectives being to reduce toxic air pollution, CO2 emissions and ground level ozone.
Mark has varied commercial interests that include investments in oil and gas exploration and media. He has a particular interest in innovative cloud technology ventures.