CNF 2023

Ms. Ashrafunnisa B Khan

Export Product Manager
Basrah Gas Company, Iraq

2019 - Current 

Product Manager Basrah Gas Company 

Location: Basra, Iraq & Dubai 

Account manager and focal point for External customers, agents, and surveyors. Led engagements with international traders such as Petredec, OQT etc & NOC’s such as Aramco Managed and enhanced engagements with SOMO (Iraqi Ministry of Oil reps) for smooth working relationship to avoid any value leakage. Negotiated Export contracts with External buyers to bring best value to organization. Developed new markets and regions for BGC LPG & C5. Managed Legal, Financial & Export Controls compliance in all export contracts and processes. Supervised and managed operations of contract execution – from KYC to invoicing to demurrage. Developed and managed a competent team of four local Iraqi talent, in line with capability building mandate for the JV by knowledge sharing and training sessions. 

2013 - 2019 

Trading Operations Shell Trading 

Location: Dubai, Rotterdam & London 

Established procedures for shipping and storage of high premium Drilling Fluid from Pearl GTL 

Collaborated with QSGTL on trading of N-Paraffins and set up the trading book & operations Developed operational procedures for STR’s first Diesel train deliveries from Germany to Switzerland. Handle day-to-day cargo operations – Base oils, Middle Distillates (including GTL blending), Mogas, Fuel oil cargo and bunker deliveries. Keeping excellent rapport with all counterparts and service providers to keep abreast of AG market awareness and info. Focal point within AG and ARA counterparties, terminals and inspectors related to AG Low Sulphur Gasoil operational/blending issues. Handle FOB, DES, ITT, CFR and STS operations as routine Operate contracts with various counterparties across AG, Europe and Africa. Manage Terminal operations smoothly. Prepare paper blends using different components in stocks or cargo expected to arrive. Inform Traders to procure any products required for blending to meet the sales demand. Run actual hand blends via surveyors and optimize to create best value including additives. Single handedly managed SITME Gasoil blending in AG for 15 months. 

March 2013 – September 2013 

Procurement Operations Excellence Unilever 

Location: Dubai 

Target development, alignment and cascade across all members of team based in different countries. Liaise with Procurement Operations Director (Africa) daily and provide updates on target achievements. Responsible for developing people within procurement by organizing courses locally and Webex. Developing cluster supply strategy in line with global strategy and business objectives, and strategic sourcing project development and execution. Screening the supply market, analyzing and benchmarking supplier capabilities, capacities and cost structure to deliver world-class service at most competitive cost. Adopt and drive Global initiatives locally in line with Global team agenda. Manage and monitor stocks optimization projects. Enable Supplier consolidation programs. Support and manage supplier service and quality capability building. 

CNF 2023