About Charleston Group

Incorporated since 1989, Charleston Group’s growing success is attributed to it’s strong beliefs in building sustainable and meaningful relationships with its clients. Today, Charleston Group is the Leading trade and supply chain service provider in the edible oils and grains industry.

Headquartered in Singapore and with regional presence across Asia, Charleston Group supports and serves its clients including Fortune 500 companies, banks and international listed companies with its professional range of services.



Board of Directors and Advisory

John Lou
Mr John Lou Leong Kok, a Singaporean aged 63, was appointed to the Board on 1 December 2017.
Mr Lou has a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of San Francisco, the United States of America. Prior to that, he attended Dover College, an independent Public School in Dover, United Kingdom.

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Paul Parkinson
Returned to Singapore at the request of Charleston Holdings to run the logistics and trading of Palm products from our Thailand market and to assist with domain knowledge required for the implementation of the Just Commodity ContraXcentral system.  



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Azam Essof Kolia
Mr. Azam Essof Kolia has been a director of Charleston Holdings Pte Ltd since 1993. He plays a pivotal role in the overall management and implementation of the company’s development and administrative strategies. Mr. Kolia is also one of the founder director of Burj Bank (Formely: Dawood lsamic Bank).  


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