Privacy Policy

Global Energy Storage Holdings Pte Ltd, (GES) has created this privacy policy in order to demonstrate our commitment to the protection of personal information (i.e. any information from which an individual can be identified). The purpose of our policy is to inform you about the types of information we gather about you (when you visit our Website and through your other business-related interactions with us), how we may use that personal information and whether we disclose it to anyone. We will only use personal information, which is provided to us, or otherwise obtained by us, as set out in this privacy policy. This policy applies to all group companies.

We will ensure that your personal information is handled in accordance with any legislation applicable from time to time relating to the processing of personal information and/or privacy. By using our Website and by otherwise interacting with us, you acknowledge that we may collect, use and transfer your personal information as set out in this policy. This policy may be amended at any time without notice. If you are not happy with the terms of this policy or any amendments made, you should not access or use our Website and/or our services.


When you engage with us (e.g. sending us emails, contacting us via telephone or visiting or making an enquiry through the Website), you may provide personal information about yourself. Personal information means any information relating to a living individual and from which that individual can be identified. We may collect, store and use different categories of personal information about you including your name and contact details (e.g. your address, email address and telephone number).

Certain personal information may be collected passively through the use of our Website, including your Internet protocol address, browser type, domain names, times, and operating system. We may also use session and persistent cookies and navigational data (such as URLs) to gather information regarding the date and time of your visit and the information and services for which you searched and which you viewed. We do not intentionally gather personal information about visitors who are minors.

Where you apply for a job with us through our Website, we may collect from you and third parties (where relevant) additional personal information such as your CV and any references.

Unless you agree that we can keep such information on file for future opportunities or we need to retain such information for compliance with our legal obligations, in the event that you are unsuccessful, we will only retain this personal information for as long as is reasonably necessary to process your application.


We may receive information from third parties who collect personal information from you and pass it on to us. For example: (i) where we are conducting due diligence on prospective investee companies or deciding whether to invest in third parties we may also receive personal information concerning key personnel; (ii) our staff may also give us emergency contact information as part of our emergency scenario planning and may give us details of their dependents and of other people in relation to their employee benefits arrangements; (iii) where another individual makes an investment on your behalf, they may provide us with certain personal information to effect the transfer of the investment to you, such as your name and contact details; (iv) your employer may provide your personal information to us in connection with a service they provide to us or in connection with services that we provide to our clients; and (v) we may receive information from past employers and others concerning your employment history where you apply for a job with us. Where this is the case the third party is responsible for informing you that they have shared your personal information with us, directing you to this policy and obtaining any relevant consents from you to ensure you are happy with the ways in which your personal information will be used. However, once we are holding it, we will only handle any person’s personal information in accordance with this policy.


You may provide us with “sensitive personal information” (i.e. personal information concerning an individual’s (i) racial or ethnic origin, (ii) political opinions, (iii) religious beliefs or other beliefs of a similar nature, (iv) membership of a trade union, (v) physical or mental health or condition, (vi) sexual life or orientation, (vii) commission or alleged commission of any offence or any proceedings for any offence committed or alleged to have been committed by him/her, the disposal of such proceedings or the sentence of any court in such proceedings) from time to time in connection with your application to invest with us, our provision of investment services to you, where you apply for a management role as a director of one of our portfolio companies or otherwise. In such cases, the provision of this information is entirely voluntary and subject to your express consent, however, we may be unable to carry out some activities necessary to process your application, instructions or other requests without the provision of such information. For example, we may be unable to process application forms or similar requests. We will use any sensitive personal information in accordance with the consent you have given and, where necessary, we may also process such information in the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Where we do receive sensitive personal information, we will only keep such information for as long as strictly necessary in order to comply with our obligations under the law.


Some of the personal information is collected and processed so we can perform a contract with you, some for the purpose of legal compliance and some for the purposes of our legitimate business interests (namely to carry out and improve our business, analyse the use of our Website and services and support our staff and clients). In general, any information gathered is used either to respond to inquiries and requests that you make, to enable us to manage and administer investments or proposed investments on an ongoing basis, to aid us in providing better services to you, to improve our Website and services, to comply with our own legal and regulatory obligations, for our internal business processes and, where relevant, to process your application for employment.

Where you have explicitly consented at the time we collected your personal information or where we otherwise have a right to do so, we may also use your personal information to enable us to get in contact with you to let you know about any of our services that may be of interest to you and/or inform you about important changes or developments to our services by email.

Where you or your employer (or any other entity you work for) provides services to us, you and/or they may provide us with some of your personal information in connection with the provision of the services, such as your name, business contact details and other ID information. We will only process such personal information in connection with the provision of the services (such as using your contact details to discuss the services) and in accordance with this policy. In addition, where necessary, we may also share your personal information with our investors or other third parties in order to provide our services (e.g. if you or your business provides investor administration services, we may share your business contact details with our investors so that they can contact you).

If you change your mind about us using your personal information in the ways described in this Policy, please let us know by contacting us at You may also opt out of receiving marketing emails from us by following the instructions outlined in the email.


Any personal information provided to GES will be transferred to and stored on GES’ physical servers in [insert country] on cloud based servers [insert country]. Backups of our data is held on cloud based servers [insert country]. We take steps to protect your personal information from unauthorised access and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage.

Where it is necessary for the performance of our contract with you or for our internal business processes, we may share your personal information with certain third parties, such as our delegates, professional advisors, service providers, regulatory bodies, auditors, technology providers and any duly authorised agents or related, associated or affiliated companies of the foregoing for the same purposes.

By submitting your personal information to us, you acknowledge that such third parties may receive and process your personal information. We ask all third parties to treat your personal information securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy and will take reasonable steps to enforce this.

Except as otherwise stated in this Privacy Policy, we do not generally trade, rent, or share your personal information with third parties unless you ask us to do so. If our company or our assets are acquired by another company, that company will possess the personal information collected by us and it will assume the rights and obligations regarding your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. We may disclose your personal information if we believe in good faith that such disclosure is necessary to (a) comply with relevant laws or to respond to subpoenas, court orders or warrants served on GES; or (b) to protect and defend the rights or property of GES or third parties.

In processing your personal information, it will sometimes be necessary for us to transfer your personal information outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”) to our staff and our third party service providers. It may also be accessed by staff operating outside the EEA who work for us or for one of our suppliers or group companies. This includes people engaged in, among other things, the provision of support services to us. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is treated securely and in accordance with this policy and relevant data protection legislation when it is processed in, or otherwise accessed from, a location outside the EEA. This means that we will only transfer your personal information outside the EEA including to our group companies / funds if the receiving party (a) is situated in a country that has been confirmed by the European Commission to provide adequate protection to Personal Information, (b) has agreed (by way of written contract incorporating the “model clauses” as approved by the European Commission or by some other form of data transfer mechanism approved by the European Commission) to provide all protections to your personal information as required by applicable data protection legislation or (c) we have your explicit consent to do so (such as where you have requested a service from one of our funds situated outside the EEA). Where any transfer takes place under a written contract, you have the right to request a copy of that contract and may do so by contacting us at [insert email address]. For the avoidance of doubt, in the event that the UK is no longer a part of the EEA, references in this paragraph to the EEA shall mean the EEA and the UK.

By submitting your personal information to us, you acknowledge this transfer, storing or processing of your personal information.


GES is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of industry-standard security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Even though GES has taken significant steps to ensure that your personal information is not intercepted, accessed, used, or disclosed by unauthorized persons, you should know that GES cannot fully eliminate security risks associated with personal information.


If you use our Website, you acknowledge that you will receive cookies from our Website but such cookies will not collect any personal data.


We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your personal data is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy. The personal data that we collect from you will be retained for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes for which the information was collected or as required by law.


You have the right to ask us not to process your personal information for marketing or research purposes. If you have given us your express consent, or where we otherwise have the right to do so, we may use your personal information for marketing purposes. If we intend to disclose your personal information to any third party for marketing purposes, we will seek your explicit consent prior to any such transfer. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your personal information. You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at

You are entitled to know some details about the personal information we hold about you and how that information is processed. If you would like to request this, please contact us at and we will provide you with the information to which you are entitled.

You can also ask us to: (a) make any changes to ensure that any personal information we hold about you is accurate and up to date; (b) erase or stop processing any personal information we hold about you where there is no longer a legal ground for us to hold it; or (c) in some circumstances, transfer any information we hold about you to a specified third party. If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at


If you have any questions or complaints regarding the use of or your rights regarding your personal information, please contact GES at Should you wish to take any complaints or queries further, you have the right to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office regarding such issues.

Our Website may, from time to time, contain links to and from third party websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these websites or their related policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal information via these websites.

Dear visitor,

Global Energy Storage (GES) requests your attention for the following.

GES is aware of the existence of websites falsely claiming association with GES or presenting themselves as (a subsidiary of) GES. GES has no control over the nature, content and availability of those websites. GES only has one official website: Please be aware that any other website claiming to be (affiliated with) GES may be fraudulent. Visitors are advised to exercise caution and verify the authenticity of any such claims.

GES expressly denies any responsibility or liability for any loss or damage, including without limitation indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from loss of data or profits out of, or in connection with, the use of such fraudulent websites. GES cannot be held liable for any consequences arising from or in connection to the fraudulent websites.

Please be warned that a fraudulent website may offer or is involved with Storage Spoofing. For more information on Storage Spoofing, and how to identify and report false representations, please visit our dedicated page.


Global Energy Storage

Chris Forrest - HSE Director

Chris Forrest

HSE Director

Chris started his career in HSE while serving in the Royal Air Force, which he continued after leaving the service and working for the Ministry of Défense, specializing in oil and gas storage and construction.

 He left the public sector in 2012 and continued his career in the private sector, joining VTTI as projects HSE manager, where he worked on oil and gas projects in Kenya, Cyprus, UAE, South Africa, Croatia and Nigeria before joining GPS.

 He joined the GPS Group in December 2018 and is subsequently the HSE Director responsible for all of the GES Group’s construction and development projects as well as providing guidance and support to existing operations.

Chris has maintained a high level of HSE performance over the last 32 years in both the public and private sectors, by his focus on caring about the people and their families that may be impacted by business operations and subsequently protecting them and the organisations he represents.


Martine de Beer

New Projects & Commercial Manager EMEA

Martine has over 15 years’ experience in various commercial and management roles within the storage industry.

After finishing her MBA, she started as a trainee at Vopak, where she joined the Commercial team of the Chemical Terminals in Antwerp for five years. Martine subsequently joined VTTI, being part of the Management Team of their Amsterdam terminal and thereafter became responsible for the Commercial and Customer Service activities in the ARA region. After five years, Martine started her own consultancy firm. She contributed to the successful realization of several projects at Vesta Terminals, VTTI, MarTest Cambrian and Vattenfall, ranging from operational excellence to contract management.

Martine joined GPS in 2017 as the General Manager of the GPS Amsterdam terminal and has thereafter fulfilled the role of New Projects and Commercial Manager EMEA for GPS, and GES since its formation. Her areas of expertise include project sourcing and execution, including permitting, project management and operational excellence.

Graham Sharp

Graham Sharp

Non-Executive Director

Graham started his career in the commodities sector, first at Marc Rich and then as a co-founder of Trafigura, where he led the oil trading team until his retirement.


More recently, he was a Senior VP for international trade at TNK-BP and, for eight years, Chairman of Puma Energy. In addition to his role with GES, Graham is also a Senior Advisor to Oliver Wyman and is an active investor in the renewable energy sector, having sat on the board of a number of successful start-ups.


Graham joined as independent Non-Executive Director of GES in 2021.


Andy Winser


Andy holds a first class Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Birmingham. Andy has over 40 years of oil industry experience which he started in 1975 when he joined Shell as a refinery process engineer firstly in the UK and then in Germany.

Andy gained experience in operations, logistics and supply chain management before he moved to Shell’s London headquarters in 1991 where he was deeply involved in Shell’s downstream strategy and in the globalisation of supply and trading activities. In 1998 Andy joined the downstream MandA team and was responsible for a number of multi-billion dollar deals.

For the last 7 years of his Shell career Andy led the international business development team for Shell Trading. On retiring from Shell in 2013 Andy joined Bluewater PE as a consultant. He co-founded GPS in 2016 and was its executive chairman until the end of 2020 when he became a Non-Executive Director.


Yujun Zhuang

Senior Financial Analyst

Yujun joined GPS Group in February 2017. Her primary responsibilities currently include financial modelling, due diligence, and execution support for M&A activities.

Prior to joining GPS, Yujun was a Specialist with American President Lines (“APL”), where she was involved in financial planning & analysis, due diligence, and asset management of APL’s global operations department.

Before APL, Yujun was a Senior Executive with both global and Asia regional headquarters of NYK Line. In NYK, she worked on global procurement and cost control, management reporting, as well as various process optimization projects.

Yujun holds a BSc (Hons) in Maritime Studies from Nanyang Technological University. She is also a member of the Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants.


Soffee Mohd

LNG Business Development Manager

Mohd Soffiee is an Electrical Engineer with over 40 years’ experience in Oil and Gas, mostly in LNG and gas pipeline transmission projects. He spent over 26 years with Petronas and had also worked for Woodside and VTTI. Soffiee joined GPS Group in June 2017 and is now supporting GES in its Asian development efforts.

Soffiee was involved in Peninsular Gas Transmission PGU 2&3, MLNG Tiga Bintulu, Idku LNG Egypt, Pluto LNG Australia, Iran LNG, Shell Australia (downstream assets), Ain Sokna Refrigerated LPG Egypt and Chemaweyaat Abu Dhabi.

Soffiee’s roles in the above projects included feasibility studies, FEED, Detail Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning and Operations (PGU 2&3 and MLNG Dua) of the assets. In VTTI, Soffiee was involved in BD for terminal projects in Myanmar, Penang, ATB, Indonesia, Australia, and Vietnam.


Pal Pasztrai

Vice President M&A

Pal has spent his career working in finance and in the energy private equity space.

He joined Global Petro Storage Group (“GPS”) in January 2019 and is currently focusing on GES’s M&A activities, primarily outside of Asia.  

Pal was previously with the energy specialist private equity fund, Blue Water Energy, and has gained experience in the oil and gas upstream and midstream sub-sectors, including Blue Water Energy’s investment in GPS in January 2016.

Prior to Blue Water Energy, Pal was an Investment Banking Analyst in the EMEA Diversified Industries & Real Assets team at J.P. Morgan in London.

Pal holds an MSc in Finance from Corvinus University Budapest and also a Masters in International Management from the National University of Singapore (CEMS MiM).


Mani Thanikaimani

Business Development Director, Asia

Mani has around 15 years’ experience working in various O&G and chemical supply chain roles in developing and optimizing cost effective supply chain infrastructures for oil majors, shipping companies and O&G storage terminals.

After graduating from University Technology Petronas in Malaysia with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he went to work for Shell Malaysia, where he was part of the downstream supply chain optimization team.

Mani subsequently joined MISC Berhad, a shipping subsidiary of Petronas and worked in a small team to develop (building) the chemical fleet for MISC’s Chemical Business Unit.  He led the commercial DD for MISC while acquiring the 50% stake in VTTI from Vitol ($850mm) in 2010. 

Upon acquisition of VTTI by MISC, he joined VTTI in 2012, in BD, working on numerous projects in Africa and LATAM.  During his career in VTTI, he developed projects for VTTI in the USVI, Pakistan, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria and notably the Burgan Cape Terminal in South Africa.


Mark Synnott

Chief Technical Officer

Mark Synnott, a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, started his career with BP before moving to Horizon Terminals and then VTTI.  He joined the GPS Group in December 2016 as the Technical Director responsible for the Group’s construction and technical aspects of development works as well as providing technical advice to existing operations. At GES, he is responsible for overseeing all technical matters of the Group, including executing projects, technical support of business development efforts, and supervising major procurement and maintenance plans.

Over a period stretching nearly 30 years, Mark has been directly responsible for developing close to 5 million m3 of storage across the globe, having spent significant time in the Far / mid-East, Africa, Europe and the Americas.

Mark has extensive experience in Project Development and Implementation, including all aspects of the Design and Construction of Oil and Gas Storage Facilities, including the jetties/pipelines that serve them.


Sim Seow Wah


Sim Seow Wah is the CFO at GES Group, where he manages the company’s finances, corporate functions, and banking relationships. Sim is also the CFO of GPS.

Prior to GPS Group, Sim served as treasurer for VTTI, the global oil storage terminal operator. He joined VTTI at the start up stage, was instrumental in the growth of the terminal portfolio, and was responsible for arranging multi-million-dollar bank financing, to fund the expansion of VTTI. He also played a key role in taking VTTI public in 2014, and subsequently bringing VTTI to the US Private Placement market for a debt refinancing deal in 2015. Sim also held leadership roles in Vopak and ABB Lummus.

He holds a BS in Accountancy from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and an MSc in Finance from Erasmus University in the Netherlands.


Alan Hyslop


Alan has over 25 years’ experience in M&A and corporate finance. As Chief Investment Officer of GES, Alan is responsible for arranging the funding, execution and structuring of projects in GES’s strong pipeline.

Alan joined GPS in Singapore in January 2019 as Corporate Finance Director, where he has the same responsibilities as his GES role. For the previous 10 years, Alan worked for private equity owned businesses in Corporate Finance and CFO roles, including Apollo Towers, a large telecom infrastructure business in Myanmar, where Alan was Head of Corporate Finance.

Prior to that, Alan was a private equity investor for over 15 years with Dubai International Capital, Prudential and 3i.  He has led and managed numerous PE investments, acquisitions, and fundraisings with a transaction size of up to $1bn. 

Alan has lived and worked in Asia and the Middle East for over 20 years. He is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland and a graduate of the University of Strathclyde.


Eric Arnold

Executive Chairman

Eric is the Executive Chairman of GES Group and Chairman and CEO of GPS Group, of which he was a cofounder in early 2016.

Eric has nearly 40 years of storage and logistics experience. Eric started in the storage and logistics industry directly from university in 1982 in GATX in the US, learning terminal operations and engineering. After obtaining an MBA, his career developed commercially and as a leader. He spent 8 years establishing Vopak’s joint ventures in both Shanghai and Malaysia.

Eric was recruited as COO of the VTTI Group in 2007, where he was based in Holland and was responsible for the global operations of the Group across Argentina, Belgium, Latvia, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Nigeria, Kenya, Russia, the UAE, and the USA. In 2009 he became the Managing Director of VTTI Asia.


Peter Vucins


Peter has over 20 years’ experience in various commercial and senior management roles within the energy commodity sector, focusing on storage and logistics.

After graduating from Delft University of Technology with a master’s degree in engineering, he worked for Vopak in Rotterdam, where he was part of the business development team for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

Peter subsequently joined Mercuria, one of the world’s largest independent energy trading companies, and worked in a small team to build out its midstream asset portfolio, including the storage terminals that were named as “Vesta Terminals”, of which 50% was divested to Sinomart KTS Development Ltd (part of Sinopec) in 2012.

After having held several senior roles (including Managing Director of the largest terminal of Vesta located in Antwerp, and Chief Commercial Officer for the group), Peter was appointed CEO and was responsible for leading the company, until he left to join GPS Group, where he is responsible for Europe, the Middle East and Africa, a function which he currently retains in parallel with being the CEO of GES.