New Vice President for World Fuel Services

Claire Bishop

World Fuel Services has announced that Claire Bishop has been promoted to the role of Vice President, UK Land. Claire started in her new role on January 1st, and takes over from Bob Taylor, who will be retiring in May. As vice president, Claire will oversee all aspects of World Fuel’s UK Land business, comprising Watson Fuels, fuel cards, lubricants, boiler servicing and wholesale fuel activities.

Since joining World Fuel Services in 2016, Claire has worked as senior finance director for UK Land as well as serving as an executive member of the UK Land board. She has played a key role in leading and developing the UK Land business through a period of significant change, which has seen business transform its leadership team, established specialist sales and operational divisions, and invest in new technology, depot infrastructure and advanced vehicles. Before joining World Fuel, Claire held a variety of finance director positions, for companies across the technology and manufacturing sectors.

“I am thrilled to have this opportunity,” comments Claire. “I’m proud to be picking up the mantle from Bob, and to be getting the chance to build on the fantastic work he has done over the past three years. I’m also pleased to work for a company that promotes from within, and one that is focused on supporting diversity and inclusivity. I look forward to continuing to work alongside our great team in the coming months and years ahead.”

Paul Vian, senior vice president, EMEA for World Fuel Services, spoke of his excitement for the future of the business under Claire’s direction. He said:
“Alongside Bob and his leadership team, Claire has played an integral role in developing our systems and processes, and investment in our talent, which has provided the solid foundations upon which we have been able to successfully develop and grow. Our company commitment to succession planning and talent development has made the decision to promote Claire to Vice President, UK Land a rather natural process.”

Paul continues:
“As I wish Bob all the very best of happiness as he completes his journey on a very successful and illustrious career, I also wish Claire all the very best of success as she embarks upon her new journey within World Fuel Services.”

 

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