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English Español Ramsay MacDonald appointed Essar head of retail

Essar Oil UK has announced the appointment of Ramsay MacDonald as Head of Retail for its rapidly expanding network of service stations in the UK.



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MacDonald, who brings with him over 30 years of industry experience, was previously with Mobil and BP, most recently Director of Retail for Gulf where he helped expand the brand to over 500 stations.

“We have ambitious plans to grow both the Essar brand and volumes within the retail sector and see this appointment as another important milestone in that journey,” said Essar Oil UK Chief Executive Officer, S. Thangapandian.

The company already has 70 Essar branded retail sites and this year they will complete a company owned flagship store at Elton Green, opposite their refinery at Stanlow. 

“I am also delighted to be back in ‘frontline retail’, leading a team of quality professionals with the opportunity to develop what I think is the most modern and striking image in UK forecourt retailing which has been so well received by dealers and customers alike,” MacDonald explained

Stanlow produces 16% of UK road transport fuels, including 3 billion litres of petrol, 4.4 billion litres of diesel and 2.1 billion litres of jet fuel per year.

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