NATURE GROUP is the market leader in handling Marpol and offshore waste, with more than 25 years’ collection and treatment experience.
Our ability to process waste at any location – even on remote offshore platforms – puts us at the forefront of a broad paradigm shift in the maritime, oil and gas industries.
Based in Rotterdam, Stavanger and Gibraltar, we combine port reception facilities, offshore treatment services and waste treatment technologies in a continuously expanding global network. Each location delivers Nature's unparalleled service, transparency and innovative treatment of maritime waste.
Andreas has an economics degree and was raised in a shipping family. He has been a partner and CEO of International Slop Disposal with Portinvest since 2007, and has been able to double revenues and triple profits in these years, through opening new markets. He has a strong financial and commercial background, with considerable experience in previous industrial and technology companies.
Darren Paul Laguea, Managing Director
Darren Laguea is the CEO of the Group and of Nature Port Reception Facilities. He is also the Senior Executive Director responsible for expansion of the Group's port waste operations internationally. After an initial career in the Royal Naval Auxiliary Fleet involved with ship refueling and transport of oil , he continued his career with major oil companies and holds a masters ticket. For the last 15 years he has been involved with waste oil collection, fuel oil transfer and bunkering, and has been responsible for the considerable growth achieved in the Company's operations in both Gibraltar and SW Europe, including the reception of waste oils from the Canary Islands and latterly the export of recovered oil to Rotterdam.
Kieron Charles Joseph Becerra , Finance Director
Kieron, joined Nature Group in 2010 as Finance Director of Nature Port Reception Facilities in Gibraltar. His initial career was as an auditor in London, since then he has gained substantial experience within industry involving international reporting and management. In September 2008 he joined a leading legal practice in Gibraltar, where he served as a Financial Controller, leading the accounts team and managed all financial aspects of the company. He is a member of the Gibraltar Society of Accountants