Ian Taylor

Since graduating Ian has been primarily involved in the oil business for the past 30 years. He joined Shell in 1978 and worked in South America and the Far East before moving to Vitol in 1985. Since joining Vitol Ian 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 Managing Director of Vitol Asia between 1992 and 1994, based in Singapore. 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.

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