SABT Team

SABT is a young company that was born in 2006 but with staff that have many years experience in bunker trading in Africa. Meet our team.

  • Jon Hughes
  • Pierre Henn
  • Jacqui Taylor
  • Barend van Schalkwyk
  • Assane Konate
  • Brian Turnbull
  • Andrea Binedell
  • Eric Whiley
  • Janine Manuel
  • Nikki Jacobs
  • Marlien Pienaar
  • Mthuthuzeli Mbola
  • Georgia Paulsen
  • Simone Da Costa
  • Delucia Janse van Rensburg
  • Gertrude May
  • Roger Esau
  • Gareth Hardy
Jon Hughes

Jon Hughes

Managing Director

As SABT's fearless leader and courageous captain, Jon Hughes is redefining the bunkering industry by assembling frontier-redefining teams, providing inspirational leadership and promoting high-calibre performance.

Jon Hughes

Managing Director

As SABT's fearless leader and courageous captain, Jon Hughes is redefining the bunkering industry by assembling frontier-redefining teams, providing inspirational leadership and promoting high-calibre performance.

+27 21 551 9588
+27 82 887 4884
Jon Hughes
Pierre Henn

Pierre Henn

Sales Manager

Pierre Henn enjoys making the impossible a reality for his valued clients through trust, his high-tempo spirit and innovative thinking.

Jacqui Taylor

Jacqui Taylor

Oil and Gas Logistics Co-Ordinator

Hailed for her organisational and administrative prowess, Jacqui Taylor enjoys putting together thought-provoking bunkering projects without breaking a sweat.

Barend van Schalkwyk

Barend van Schalkwyk

Bunker Trader

The brilliant Barend van Schalkwyk is in charge of finding the best solutions for SABT’s clients via superior service and seamless deliveries.

Assane Konate

Assane Konate

Bunker Trader

Assane Konate is our dedicated man on the ground in Abidjan; bringing in new accounts, providing stimulating solutions and setting our offerings apart from our competitions'.

+27 21 551 9588
+27 21 276 1227 (Direct SA Line)
+27 76 991 8027 (South Africa)
+225 072 907 77 (Ivory Coast)
Brian Turnbull

Brian Turnbull

Bunker Trader

Brian Turnbull is an industry veteran in charge of fixing deals, staying on top of market knowledge and strengthening SABT’s African presence.

Andrea Binedell

Andrea Binedell

Trader Support

Andrea thrives within the fast developing and dynamic world of shipping operations. Keeping a watchful eye over delivery operations and bunker deliveries, she enjoys working with agents across the globe on a daily basis.

Eric Whiley

Eric Whiley

Risk Advisor

The experienced Eric Whiley efficiently handles risk analysation, and thoroughly enjoys approving new credit lines for prospective clients.

Janine Manuel

Janine Manuel

Customs & Licensing Officer

As a link in the chain of world trade, the adaptable Janine Manuel is dedicated to mitigating trade risk and ensuring continual trade compliance is maintained.

Nikki Jacobs

Nikki Jacobs

Financial Manager

Nikki Jacobs is fully devoted to her team of financial whizzes, and plays an important role in maintaining SABT’s financial stability.

Marlien Pienaar

Marlien Pienaar

Assistant Financial Manager

The meticulous Marlien Pienaar is in charge of intricately preparing and examining the company’s financials – a serious job for a seriously dedicated employee.

Mthuthuzeli Mbola

Mthuthuzeli Mbola

Finance Controller

Mthuthuzeli Mbola is a communications guru and driven team player in charge of invoicing customers and spearheading his specialised duties. He truly appreciates the variable contrast that each day brings his way.

Georgia Paulsen

Georgia Paulsen

Credit Controller

Driven by our company’s high values and an urge to succeed, Georgia Paulsen handles various credit lines with ease and appreciates her job’s challenging dynamic.

Simone Da Costa

Simone Da Costa

Administrator

The ever adaptable Simone Da Costa is a team player whose passion, attention to detail and organised nature are a welcomed asset at SABT.

Delucia Janse van Rensburg

Delucia Janse van Rensburg

Office Manager

The ever organised Delucia Janse van Rensburg exudes efficiency, and is in charge of invoicing, orders and the raising of EFT’s.

Gertrude May

Gertrude May

Office Administrator

Gertrude May is in charge of keeping the SABT offices neat and clean, and making sure that everything has its place.

Roger Esau

Roger Esau

Bunker Trader

Roger has over 17 years’ experience in Business Development/Marketing Management with a key focus to building sustainable long term relationships with his clients by managing both the costs and risks associated with bunkers. Managing key partnerships with stakeholders within the Business Value Chain remains a high priority for him.

Gareth Hardy

Gareth Hardy

Bunker Trader

The tenacious-G is well travelled giving him vast cultural experience. Gareth is extremely efficient and strives to see his customers goals met.

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