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Walter P. Purio

Walter P. Purio

Managing Director P and H Marine Australasia


Captain Walter P. Purio is the Managing Director of P and H Marine Australasia Pty Ltd and currently assists oil and gas companies in Australia to develop their strategies to provide LNG as a marine fuel to the Australasian region. He is the Founding Director and Global Advocate of the LNG Marine Fuel Institute and served as its Inaugural CEO.

He is a non-executive director to Pelican Clean Energy Pty Ltd which provides marine expertise, insight, and advice to government, resource and oil, and gas companies as they explore the potential to develop an LNG as a marine fuel industry in the Southern Hemisphere. He serves as Governor for the nonprofit Leeuwin Ocean Adventures, providing at-sea team learning and development sail vessel training for the youth of Western Australia.

Captain Purio is Chairman of QuayChain Ltd, a Singapore registered company providing blockchain bunkering solutions to the global marine fuel industry. He is also a nonexecutive director to CleanSubSea Ltd and Rise-x Pty Ltd. providing governance, strategy, and global marine expertise.

Captain Purio is a seasoned maritime industry executive who has worked across several marine disciplines including commercial shipping, marine finance, marine compliance, naval operations, offshoring, mining and support to the oil and gas industry and holds a BSc degree from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and dual MBA’s from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and the Katholieke Universiteit in Leuven, Belgium.

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