Unni Einemo – Director &
Unni Einemo – Director, International Bunker Industry Association (IBIA)
Unni Einemo joined IBIA on a permanent basis in April 2016 as its IMO Representative, Media and Communications Manager following a period of two years as a non-Executive board director. She was promoted to the position of Director, IBIA in September 2018 and now has global responsibility for running the Association.
Prior to joining IBIA, she worked for two decades as a journalist and analyst in the marine fuel and shipping industries in her capacity as Managing Editor for the highly regarded Bunkerworld and Sustainable Shipping specialist news services at Petromedia, and later Platts, which acquired Petromedia in July 2015. Through writing, and regularly attending industry conferences and IMO meetings, Unni has gained expert industry knowledge.
Tahra Sergeant – Regional Manager (Africa)
Tahra joined IBIA 5 and half years ago as IBIA’s Africa Regional Manager and has not only taken on the growth and development of the Africa Branch, but also the management of the IBIA Gala Dinner as well as an integral part of all events and marketing within the IBIA stable. Tahra has more than 20 years’ experience in the advertising, marketing and events industries. Having cut her teeth in the design and publications industry she made the move into the advertising industry, managing and strategising for some of Africa’s biggest local and export brands. Shifting her energy to the events industry she has co-ordinated some of South Africa’s prestigious events (Top 100 Companies, Top Woman in Business and Government; Black Empowerment Awards to name a few) and many international conferences, launches and public engagements etc. Spending some time in one of South Africa’s top retailers, re-branding and directing packaging design, Tahra also brings with her experience in operating within other not-for-profit organisations as well as being a highly skilled marketing and project manager with a passion for bringing ideas into reality. When Tahra is not working, you’ll find her quenching her passion for the great Cape outdoors.
Simon Neo – Regional Manager (Asia)
Simon started his career as a supervisor in an oil terminal and then worked as a senior surveyor for different surveying companies. He joined the bunkering industry in 1992 and was involved in the operations, sales and marketing, trading and purchasing of bunker fuel for an international shipping firm.
Well versed in policy issues Mr Neo has served on many industry committees including the Spring Singapore technical committee (bunkering), SSA Bunkering sub-committee, SIBCON steering committee, the SSA services committee, SS600 and SS524 Bunkering Procedures Review Committee, and the Mass Flow Meter work group which leads to the formation of the technical reference and guidelines for Mass Flow Bunkering in Singapore.
Noraini Salim – Office Manager (Asia)
Noraini has recently joined us, she has previous experience managing engineers for a Oil and Gas Trading Company. She has many years of experience in administration. She will manage the training schedule, and accounts in our Singapore Office (IBIA Asia).
Tara Morjaria – Operations & Membership Coordinator (UK)
Tara comes from a retail background, where she owned and ran a series of successful businesses over the course of 22 years. She then transferred her retail skills to her next role at a large Market Research firm, analysing the shopping habits of consumers and selling the data to retailers and manufacturers. At IBIA, she manages the Membership Database and the administrative process in the London office, and also helps out with the running of events. Tara firmly believes that the foundation to a successful business is putting the customer first. She finds the most enjoyable aspect about working at IBIA is getting the opportunity to travel and meet the members, and says the only downside is being away from her dog Boycie!