Our Trainers Biographies


Anton Martin

Anton Martin – Founding partner of BloomingContracts.com, Anton’s industry expertise is with large customers and suppliers in the Oil and Gas and Petrochemical sectors.

He has over 25 years’ experience creating and supporting the sales and procurement functions. This includes designing and developing processes and systems, as well as negotiating and managing sale/purchase contracts in portfolios of significant value. He has trained and coached over the 800 senior managers in commercial trading business, petrochemical supply and trading plus finance executives. These best in class courses were underpinning the organization innovations successfully for Shell’s global businesses in Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle East and North & South America

Commercial contract expertise in the area of construction, development and maintenance of manufacturing plants, real estate rentals, ship building & maintenance, road & rail logisitics, offshoring financial and contracting operations, sales and supply of oil products and chemicals raw materials feedstocks and finished products, catalyst of precious metals, processing and tolling deals, physical and paper exchange deals, joint venture agreement in manufacturing sales & marketing, agency and distribution in sales and marketing, packaging services of fast moving consumer goods, services in scaffolding and cleaning, professional services, sales and procurement of industrial gasses en power.

He provides coaching for executive in understanding practical implementation of commercial excellence. In a world of process management potentially gone too complex, Anton has a unique ability to make it real and to make it practical for individuals and companies.

Prior to BloomingContracts.com, Anton’s business career included senior roles at Shell, leading as Head Contract Management of Shell’s Downstream businesses. His earlier career involved Finance Management roles in Manufacturing, Supply, Distribution, Commercial and Trading of Oil Products and Petrochemicals.


Jon Bennett

Jon Bennett – Partner of BloomingContracts.com. Jon’s expertise is with customers in Oil and Gas, Petrochemical and Mining. His focused is on commercial excellence, risk management, finance and strategy and how that is delivered through contracting. With over 25 years with resources companies in commercial contracting, he has a track record of managing and negotiating contracts and was successful in developing excellence through others in both operational processes and training the negotiators/contract holders.

Commercial contract expertise in the area of construction, EPCM contracts, maintenance and asset integrity, product supply feedstock, finished chemical product – both commodity and specialty, take or pay for specialized products, ship building construction & maintenance, pipeline construction, throughput and maintenance, marine/road/rail logistics, aviation joint venture facilities and asset sharing.

A particular expertise that Jon developed was the concept of contracting strategies and how these feed into the business plans and strategies. These were developed in Shell under his leadership and implemented to take contracting to the next level. He has also mentored and trained senior executives in the world of contracting and assisting them to both understand the risks at a strategic level and then to implement tactics and plans to manage the risks.

Now based in Australia, Jon has significant experience in Singapore, Malaysia, China and Japan. He also provides insights into gaining senior management buy-in and understanding as to “‘what good looks like’ in commercial & commercial contracting for both buy and sales sides. For more advanced organisations, he can also assist and direct on how to go from Good to Excellent.

Prior to BloomingContracts.com, Jon was a senior executive with Shell in a range of business sectors covering commercial, financial, risk and strategy aspect of the business and Regional Director of an Oil and Gas/Mining services company.


Anton Martin

Nikole Kan – Partner of BloomingContracts.com, Nikole’s industry expertise is with large customers and suppliers in the Oil and Gas and Petrochemical sectors.

She has over 20 years’ experience creating and supporting the sales and procurement functions. This includes designing and developing processes and systems, as well as negotiating and managing sale/purchase contracts in portfolios of significant value. She has trained and coached participants from commercial trading business, petrochemical supply and trading plus finance executives. These best in class courses were to underpin sales and supply relationship management processes implementations for Shell’s global businesses in Asia and Middle East.

Nikole has in depth understanding of both Tactical and Strategic procurement process including the entire Requisition to Pay (RtP), Vendor Management, Category management, Contract management, Supplier relationship management.

She has also driven successful transformation initiatives such as process simplification, off shoring of finance and procurement functions

Her stakeholders include senior executives, commercial and technical professionals, major EPCs and operations in areas of capital projects, site maintenance and manufacturing spanning across Upstream and Downstream Oil and Gas.

With a breath of experience, Nikole has the unique ability to provide pragmatic approaches to implementation of commercial excellence for individuals and companies, without losing sight of the value chain.

Prior to BloomingContracts.com, Nikole’s business career included senior roles at Shell, Supplier Manager and Regional Category Lead of Shell’s Upstream businesses, Procurement manager of Exxon’s Eastern and Siemens businesses. Her earlier career involved Finance and Procurement Management roles in Exploration & Production, Manufacturing, Supply and Trading of Oil Products and Petrochemicals.


Eric Eggink

Eric Eggink – Partner of BloomingContracts.com, Eric’s industry expertise is with large project contractors in the Infrastructure, Oil and Gas and Petrochemicals sectors.

He has over 35 years’ experience negotiation and providing legal support from an owners and a contractors’ perspective. This includes designing and developing bespoke contracts or/and generally known industry standards, as well as negotiating and managing outcomes in portfolios of significant value.

He trains and coach organisations and is seen as an authority in FIDIC, NEC and ICC industry standards both from owner’s and contractor’s perspectives. These best in class courses he provides, are to underpin the importance of setting project objectives and how to achieve them; project governance, contract management, early dispute resolution and people management.

Prior to BloomingContracts.com, Eric’s business career included senior roles at Ballast Nedam, legal counsel and company secretary. He has been involved in various major infrastructure projects e.g. Chek Lap Kok Airport, Hong Kong, Island of St. Martin Harbour Facilities, as well as development and private finance projects in infrastructure and sports facilities such as the sports stadiums for Sporting Lisboa and FC Porto in Portugal. For the Construction Consortia, he was involved as the coordinating legal counsel for the High Speed Rail Link Project between Amsterdam and Brussels. For Technip, he was Legal Manager and was responsible for the company’s full range of contracting from Basic engineering through Lump Sum Turn Key contracts, as well as the Company’s Corporate Affairs including Mergers and Acquisitions.

Next to his business career with Ballast Nedam, Technip and Construction Consortia, he was director of the NABU, the Netherlands Association of International Contractors and is involved in Dispute Boards and is registered as an ICC Arbitrator, arbitrator at the Netherlands Arbitration Institute and the London Court of International Arbitration.

And also, a member of the European International Contractors Legal Working Group and co-author of the “EIC Contractor’s guides to the FIDIC Conditions of Contract and the EIC Blue Book on Sustainable Procurement and is currently chairman of the ICC Working Group that has drafted the ICC Model Joint Venture/Consortium Agreement and is drafting the revision of the ICC Model Turnkey Contract for Major Projects and the ICC Model Subcontract under the Commission Commercial Law and Practice of the ICC.