Ismail has been with Vopak for 21 years and is currently Global Director for Vopak’s chemicals business. After spending 6 years at Head Office located in Rotterdam, in 2018 Ismail moved the Global Chemicals team to be located in Singapore and closer to the Asian markets. Prior to this role Ismail was located in Singapore for 10 years where he held the positions of Commercial Director Asia and Managing Director Singapore. Prior to Vopak, Ismail worked for Engro Chemical (previously an ExxonMobil affiliate).
Currently, Ismail is responsible for sales, marketing and commercial activities in Vopak for all chemical related storage activities. Currently about 40 of the 67 terminals owned and operated by Vopak worldwide are for chemicals businesses. His experience in logistics and tank storage services spans over multiple regions with specific focus on Industrial Terminaling, where he leads one of Vopak’s core strategies in this service market segment.
Ismail currently is Vopak member of board of directors for Engro Vopak Terminal Ltd. He is also member of Board European PetroChemical Association – EPCA Logistics Committee in Brussels.
He is a Mechanical Engineer from Lehigh University, USA and an MBA in Finance from St Joseph’s University, USA.