Leadership
 

Senior Management

Michael J. Kasbar

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Michael J. Kasbar has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2012 and assumed the role of Chairman in 2014. 

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Ira M. Birns

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer

Ira Birns is responsible for the executive leadership of the company’s financial organization including M&A planning and analysis, tax, treasury, controllership, internal audit and investor relations.

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John P. Rau

Executive Vice President of Global Aviation and Marine

John Rau is responsible for the leadership of two of the company’s primary fuel and energy segments. He previously served as Executive Vice President, Aviation.

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Michael Crosby

Executive Vice President of Global Land

Michael Crosby is responsible for leading the commercial fuel and energy business in North and South America.

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Wade N. DeClaris

Chief Commercial Officer

Wade DeClaris is responsible for global account management and client relationship.

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Francis Lee Boon Meng

Executive Vice President of Marine

Francis Lee Boon Meng is responsible for leveraging operational strength and best practices across the marine segment. 

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Amy Abraham

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer

Amy Abraham is responsible for all areas of marketing across the land, aviation and marine businesses.

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R. Alexander Lake

Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary

Alex Lake has served as our Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Corporate Secretary since March 2017.

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Jeff Smith

Chief Operating Officer

With more than thirty years of corporate experience, Mr. Smith brings to World Fuel Services extensive operational and management experience in driving global transformation to complex operating models. 

 
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Board of Directors

Michael J. Kasbar

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Michael Kasbar is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of World Fuel Services Corporation and a member of the company's Board of Directors. Kasbar has served as Chief Executive Officer since 2012 and assumed the role of Chairman in 2014. 

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Paul H. Stebbins

Chairman Emeritus

Mr. Stebbins has served as Chairman Emeritus since May 2014 and has served as a director of the Company since June 1995. Prior to his appointment as Chairman Emeritus, from January 2012 to May 2014, Mr. Stebbins served as Executive Chairman of the Board. 

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  • Compensation (Chairman)
  • Governance
  • Technology and Operations
  • Nominating Subcommittee (Chairman)

Ken Bakshi

Managing Partner

Mr. Bakshi has served as a director of the Company since 2002. Since June 2003, Mr. Bakshi has also been managing partner of Trishul Capital Group LLC and Trishul Advisory Group LLC, two privately owned equity investment and consulting companies. From July 2013 to June 2015, Mr. Bakshi served as Executive Chairman of the board of directors of Amala Inc., a skin care products company.

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  • Governance

Jorge Benitez

Retired Chief Executive, North America

Mr. Benitez has served as a director of the Company since January 2015. Mr. Benitez retired from Accenture plc in September 2014 after more than 33 years of service, the last three years of which Mr. Benitez served as Chief Executive Officer of North America, where he had primary responsibility for Accenture’s business and operations in North America. 

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  • Technology and Operations

Stephen J. Gold

Chief Technology and Digital Operations Officer

Mr. Gold has more than 30 years of information systems management experience. Mr. Gold currently serves as the Chief Technology and Digital Operations Officer for Hudson’s Bay Company (“HBC”), where he is responsible for leading the technology and digital strategy for HBC, with a focus on aligning the end-to-end customer experience through data and digital innovation across the company.

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  • Audit
  • Governance
  • Technology and Operations

Richard A. Kassar

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Kassar has served as a director of the Company since 2002. Mr. Kassar is the Chief Financial Officer of Freshpet Company, a NASDAQ company [FRPT] since July 2014 and is currently a principal of Go7Brands, LLC, a brand management company, where he also serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

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  • Governance
  • Technology and Operations

John L. Manley

Retired Partner

Mr. Manley has served as a director of the Company since October 2010. Mr. Manley retired from Deloitte & Touche LLP in 2009 after more than 27 years as a partner, the last three years of which Mr. Manley was Managing Partner of Deloitte’s Northeast Region Audit and Enterprise Risk Services Practice.

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J. Thomas Presby

Retired Partner

Mr. Presby has served as a director of the Company since February 2003. Mr. Presby retired in 2002 as a partner in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, an accounting and consulting firm. At Deloitte, Mr. Presby held numerous positions in the U.S. and abroad, including the posts of Deputy Chairman and Chief Operating Officer.

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  • Compensation

Stephen K. Roddenberry

Partner

Mr. Roddenberry has served as a director of the Company since June 2006. Mr. Roddenberry is a partner in the law firm of Akerman LLP where he has been employed as an attorney since 1988.

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