BP promotes CFO Priscillah Mabelane to CEO

BP Southern Africa (BPSA) has appointed its first black female, Priscillah Mabelane, to the role of CEO. Mabelane, a CA, takes over from outgoing CEO, Daniel Odogwu, on 1 September – six years after joining the organisation as CFO in 2011.

Mabelane has more than 20 years of service in a number of key leadership positions. Prior to joining BP, she held various executive roles in a number of large South African companies, including Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA), where she was CFO; Ernst & Young, where she was a tax director; and Eskom, where she held various roles in finance, tax and general management.

BPSA chairperson, Thandi Orleyn, said:

"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."