Milio International is a crude and products trading firm with supporting activities across the O&G spectrum, including upstream, midstream and downstream fuel operations and infrastructure.
Our people are some of the best in the business. They continue to build our reputation by providing an unrivalled level of expertise and service, for every client and in every task.
We look to build long-term relationships with clients, suppliers, governments, partners and local communities which deliver lasting, shared value. We pride ourselves on an exceptional service, whilst maintaining a transparent and trustworthy approach in everything we do.
John is the founder of Milio and Mombasa Gas Terminal. He has led Milio from 1997 to become an extremely successful oil, trading and investment company. With offices based regionally, Milio has, amongst other activities, been the main supplier of fuels to the NATO coalition forces in Afghanistan and participated in the development of Oil Terminals in the Caspian and Black Seas.
John obtained a BA (Hons) in Economics and entered the Soviet arena joining the East European Division of Xerox in 1986. John moved to Moscow in 1990 after joining the commodity trade house Philip Brothers, Division of Salomon Inc. (now Citigroup). By 1995 John was Managing Director and Head of Representation of Phibro Salomon’s CIS Operations. John is a UK national, fluent in French and Russian.
James Turnbull was educated at St. John’s College Cambridge where he read law. Prior to his involvement with Milio, James held senior roles in several legal and banking firms, (including Linklaters, Credit Suisse, Merrill Lynch and Troika)
Chief Financial Officer
Con is an internationally experienced chartered accountant with over 25 years experience in the downstream oil industry. After qualifying with Ernst & Young, Con rose to a senior leadership role in BP Global Energy Trading before joining Milio as Head of Finance and Operational Risk. Con brings a wealth of financial control, reporting and operational risk experience to support the exciting development of Mombasa Gas Terminal.
Chief Operating Officer – Mombasa Gas Terminal
Stuart holds an honor’s degree in Shipping Business Studies. Upon completion of his degree Stuart started his commercial career in shipping and oil Operations with Coastal States before moving to Vitol where he became a partner. He was subsequently engaged by both Trafigura and later Masefield as part of their senior management teams. In 2010 Stuart worked in Dubai for four years with Milio International as Chief Operating Officer and Projects Director and founded Rost International Trading Limited when he returned to the UK in 2014 with his partner Paul Foster. Stuart has spent all of his working life in the oil and shipping industry and has a strong technical and commercial background.
Project Director – Mombasa Gas Terminal
After completing a degree in Applied Chemistry, Paul joined Portals Water Treatment and progressed to running a small business unit within the main company, before leaving to join Defence Technology Enterprises to exploit Military technology for civilian use, encompassing a wide range of technologies from adhesives to laser particle detection. Paul re‐joined PWT which had been purchased by Thames Water, then moved into Thames being involved in various acquisitions, before being appointed MD of one of the acquired companies, and finally as Investor Relations Manager for the PLC. Headhunted by Veolia Water, he then took on a number of companies that had been acquired by Veolia, turning a number around, before moving to Paris to work for the parent company in a number of roles, including IT, ERP & special projects
Eng. JULIUS RIUNGU
Managing Director – Mombasa Gas Terminal
Eng. Julius Mwandiki Riungu is MGT’s Managing Director based in Nairobi. An internationally educated and experienced operator in the oil, gas and renewables sectors, Julius’ role is pivotal to the success of the Project. Providing good co-ordination with Kenyan authorities and officials is very important to the success of the venture, a task at which Julius is ideally qualified to carry out as well as heading up MGT’s local office
Consulting Engineer – Mombasa Gas Terminal
Mr Tracy Clark has worked with Milio and Stuart Whitelock extensively over many years in Central Asia and East Africa including Kenya. Mr Clark is advising
MGT on construction, quality assurance and engineering matters. In addition, Mr Clark recently assisted in the preparation and issuance of the MGT Tender for EPC services and is currently involved in advising Milio on contract negotiations with the EPC Contractor. Mr Clark will work as MGT’s Consulting Engineer on site in Mombasa
Adviser – Mombasa Gas Terminal
Mr Derek Nichols is advising MGT on LPG terminal design, operations, and terminal management. Mr Nichols has worked with Milio in the past as Quality Assurance Manager
and has worked with Stuart Whitelock for over thirty years in a wide variety of technical capacities in and around oil and gas terminals and ships. His extensive experience in LPG
is invaluable and is a key member of the operational management team.