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For the first time in history, BP Southern Africa (BPSA) has recently appointed a female chief executive, Priscillah Mabelane.

Priscillah Mabelane is a chartered accountant and the first woman to head the country’s multi-national oil company.

She joined the organization in 2011 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and on September 1, she will be assuming her new position as the CEO.

This is a strategic improvement to the South African business women society and a major transformation.

Mabelane has a record of an effective and diligent worker both before she joined BP and when she started working at BP.

The chairperson of BPSA Thandi Orleyn, gave his recommendations as he thanked the outgoing chief executive, Daniel Odogwu and welcomes 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,”

“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.”