(Houston, Texas) Gulf Marine Contractors (GMC) announced today the appointment of Imtiaz Nazir-Khaleel as the company's Managing Director for Trinidad, Guyana, and Suriname. Mr. Nazir-Khaleel will support GMC's growing global footprint, providing logistics and support services throughout the Caribbean and South America.
"We are excited to have Imtiaz onboard," says Clark Buffam, Chief Operations Officer at GMC. "Working alongside Imtiaz in the industry, I've been continually impressed by his passion and ability to execute operations successfully regardless of circumstance. I know he brings the skills to the table needed to lead our operations in Trinidad, Guyana, and Suriname."
Mr. Nazir-Khaleel has over seven years of experience in the shipping, marine, and customs brokerage industry. Five of those years were spent directly providing services to the oil & gas sector.
After obtaining his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the West Indies, Mr. Nazir-Khaleel worked at the Ministry of Finance's Customs and Excise Division. It was here that he discovered a love for the supply chain, trade, and logistics industry. Mr. Nazir-Khaleel then joined RAMPS Logistics, a local brokerage and logistics organization in Trinidad. During the six years he was with the company, he worked his way from an entry-level data position to Contracts Manager. Mr. Nazir-Khaleel then became the Country Manager for RONCO Oil & Gas, spearheading the new venture company as it expanded its global operations.
Mr. Nazir-Khaleel also holds many certifications from various institutions, including process operations, logistics, anti-bribery, ethics, and project management.
"GMC is rapidly revolutionizing to meet, execute, and deliver solutions for the 21st-century oil & gas sector," says Mr. Nazir-Khaleel. "I knew I wanted to be a part of it when I saw the company's innovative approach, technology-driven operations, and people-powered business focus."
Mr. Nazir-Khaleel currently resides in Trinidad, where he enjoys spending time with family, helping others, and giving back to the communities through remedial classes and volunteer work. He also enjoys hunting, DIY home construction projects, and has developed an appreciation for cars from his family's automotive business.