Mabanaft announces management restructure

Mabanaft UK managing director Raphael Hüttmann
Mabanaft UK managing director Raphael Hüttmann
Mabanaft has announced that Raphael Hüttmann is to take over as UK managing director. The move forms part of a management restructure to provide increased support for development of the company’s UK business interests.
Raphael, currently a board member and a former financial director of Mabanaft, will be taking over from Mark Rolph. He will be relocating to the UK with his family to take up the position.
Going forward the company will continue to focus on traditional trading in physical petroleum products, focusing on the supply chain and biofuels blending.
Raphael said: “I am delighted to be returning to the United Kingdom to lead Mabanaft and look forward to carrying on the excellent work which has been done to date. My remit will be, in spite of the challenging market conditions, to focus on the supply chain and the market opportunities that are continually presenting themselves to us now and in coming years.”
Mark Rolph has taken up a new position as director of public affairs UK for Mabanaft’s parent company, Marquard & Bahls. He said: “It has been an exciting and fulfilling period over the last four years and I could not have managed this without the dedicated support of my team. I am now looking forward to my new role.”
Mark will also continue as chairman of Downstream Fuel Association, where he works to represent the interests of the independent fuel wholesalers and leading retailers.