21 November 2017 – The fourth annual Maritime Standard Awards, held on Monday 23rd October 2017, saw LUKOIL Marine Lubricants’ Director June Manoharan win ‘The Maritime Standard Woman in Shipping Award’, celebrating and rewarding her amazing journey of success in the shipping industry.

Manoharan accepted the award gratefully and captured the audience with an emotional speech describing her professional life and development in the industry: “26 years ago, when I first joined the industry, I had no idea where this voyage would take me. To be honest, I certainly didn’t expect to be standing here to receive this recognition and I am deeply grateful to LUKOIL for trusting in me and making this possible. Yes, the journey has been long, unusual and often challenging. But I must admit, to a large extent I have enjoyed it, too. I have realized one important thing – there is nothing more powerful in life than self-belief and a can do attitude. When we have these, the rest will integrate automatically”

She closed her speech with a message to other women in the industry, saying: “Believe in yourself, negotiate for yourself and own your success. If you don’t do it, nobody else will do it for you.”

This high-profile industry event, hosted by well-known Bollywood actress and model, Lara Dutta, at the iconic Atlantis Ballroom, The Palm, Dubai, attracted a top caliber audience of over 700 executives in the shipping industry from almost 70 different countries. In total 29 awards were presented to individuals and companies.

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Image caption: The Maritime Standard Woman in Shipping Award was presented to June Manoharan.
Photo courtesy: The Maritime Standard

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Image caption: All winners of the Maritime Standard Awards 2017
Photo courtesy: The Maritime Standard

About LUKOIL and LUKOIL Marine Lubricants
LUKOIL is the leading Russian company in exploring, producing, refining and marketing petroleum products. LUKOIL was established in 1991 through the merger of a group of oil-and-gas production companies located in the western Siberian cities Langepas, Urai and Kogalym, whose initials form the acronym LUK. In 2007 LUKOIL decided to bring its expertise in lubricants technology to the marine industry. LUKOIL Marine Lubricants was founded as a global sales and marketing business focusing on the production and sales of marine lubricants worldwide. Since then the company already positioned itself as technology leader with the introduction of the first 100 BN cylinder oil as the answer to severe corrosive wear issues of modern engines and the development of iCOlube®, an onboard unit for intelligent cylinder oil lubrication.
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