LONDON, December 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Gunvor International B.V. (Gunvor), one of the world's major independent energy companies announces the appointment of Matt Brock as Head of Coal Trading effective 1 February 2010.

Mr. Brock will join Gunvor from Vitol SA where he was trading manager for coal. He brings more than 14 years experience in the global commodity markets and managing coal portfolios in both Atlantic and Pacific Basins. Prior to joining Vitol, Brock was the Coal Freight Manager at Nuon BV in The Netherlands. Prior to Nuon, Brock was at Nidera BV trading grains, soybeans and dry freight in a number of positions worldwide including The Netherlands, UK, USA, South Africa, Argentina and Singapore. He will be based in Geneva.

Commenting on the announcement, Paymon Aliabadi, Managing Director of Gunvor's Global Energy Group said, Matt is another great addition to the Gunvor energy trading team. Matt's arrival is another key component of Gunvor's plans to develop a world class trading team as Gunvor diversifies from purely oil trading into being a fully integrated energy trading company.

About Gunvor

Gunvor International B.V., registered in Amsterdam, with main trading operations in Geneva and Singapore, is one of the world's major independent energy trading companies. It is a market leader in the trade, transport, storage and optimization of global oil and petroleum products. Leveraging Gunvor's trading infrastructure and market presence, it is developing a Global Energy Portfolio to become a leading market player in the global energy markets.

For more information: M: Communications Stuart Leasor: +44-20-7920-2317

SOURCE: Gunvor International B.V.

CONTACT: For more information: M: Communications, Stuart Leasor:+44-20-7920-2317,