BP Southern Africa (BPSA) made history this week by appointing Priscillah Mabelane, a chartered accountant, and their CFO for the past six years, as their new Chief Executive Officer. Mabelane is the first woman in the history of the country’s oil industry to take on the role.
BPSA chairperson, Thandi Orleyn, welcomed Mabelane.
“Given her proven track record in her previous executive roles, we are confident that Priscillah will be a strong leader for our business, especially as we continue to explore new areas of growth and development,” BPSA chairperson Thandi Orleyn said in a statement.
“Priscillah’s appointment reinforces BPSA’s pioneering role and strength of commitment to cultivating a diverse and inclusive workforce that will breed creativity and ensure we meet, even exceed customer expectations.”