Maven Brokers Pte Ltd was founded at the end of 2016. The company is based in Singapore and was founded by Sebastian Day. Soon after its inception, the venture was joined by John Tunnell.
Together they have more than 31 years of experience, with company founder, Sebastian Day, having developed his entire career within the tanker industry.
Today, Maven Brokers is the market leader in arranging cargo shipments of 80,000 to 120,000 tons of crude and dirty petroleum products, such as crude oil and crude fuel, from the Middle East.
Sebastian arrived in Singapore in January 2002 to join Aries Shipbroking as an intern. Shortly after, he joined Island Shipbrokers' Operations Department and in late 2003, he became a tanker broker at the company.
Island was sold to ICAP in April 2012 and, 3 years later, ICAP sold it to Howe Robinson Partners. In October 2016, Sebastian left Howe Robinson Partners to start this company.
In 2001, John Tunnell began his career in London with JP Morgan Chase Bank, working across two functions within the Human Resources department.
After spending 8 years at JP Morgan Chase, John relocated to Singapore in 2010 to join AMEC Foster Wheeler.
Here, he expanded his Human Resources experience further into other areas, such as People Management, Global Taxation, International Human Resources processes, as well as Compensation and Benefits. Throughout, his work had a strong emphasis on new country business start-ups.
Jun started his career within the shipping industry in 2011 by joining Neo Shipping, who specialise in bulk carrier broking based in Seoul, South Korea. After nearly 2 years with Neo, Jun joined GrandBlue as a Tanker Broker covering both the CPP and DPP tanker markets with Oil Refineries in Korea.
In 2018 Jun joined Maven Brokers to further his Tanker Broking career, and begin his new life in Singapore.