BP Appoints First Black Female CEO #BlackExcellence

by Yah Yah

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.

Mabelane has a wealth of experience in high ranking positions over the years, including the CFO position at Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA) as CFO and as a Tax Director for Ernst & Young.

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.”

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