South Africa’s Priscillah Mabelane Become First Black Female To Head A Multi-National Oil Firm

Priscillah Mabelane

BP Southern Africa (BPSA) a multi-national oil company has appointed South Africa’s Priscillah Mabelane as the company new CEO.

Priscillah Mabelane who is a chartered accountant joined BPSA six years ago as a Chief Financial Officer (CFO) With over 20 years of service in a number of key leadership positions.

Mabelane recently served as Operations Director for BP’s UK retail business.Her appointment makes her the first black woman in history to head a multi-national oil company.

Priscillah hold a Bcom Honours in accounting and is a qualified chartered accountant.

“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”, says BPSA Board Chairperson, Adv. Thandi Orleyn.

“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,” says Orleyn.

“In ending I would like to thank the outgoing CEO, Daniel Odogwu for his outstanding contribution to the organisation over the last three and a half years (Daniel started in January 2014 and the exact period is 3 years 8 months.). His commitment to the BPSA vision has led to important advancements for the business. We wish him well in his future endeavours”.

Prior to joining BP, Priscillah held various executive roles in a number of large South African companies including Airports Company where she was the CFO, Ernst & Young where she was a tax director and Eskom Holdings Limited where she held various roles in finance, tax and general management.

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