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BP Southern Africa Appoints Taelo Mojapelo As CEO

Taelo Mojapelo has been appointed the new CEO for BP Southern Africa. She succeeds Priscillah Mabelane, who has elected to leave the company to pursue another opportunity.

The appointment is an encouraging step towards promoting the inclusion of women in leadership positions in the oil sector, a move strongly supported by the Chamber which is a signatory of Equal by 30, a commitment by public and private sector organizations to work towards equal pay, leadership and opportunities for women in the sector by 2030.

”The appointment of Taelo Mojapelo is a motivating move by BP Southern Africa,” said NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber. “At the Chamber, we have been extremely vocal about the increased participation of women in the oil and gas sector, particularly in leadership positions. We applaud BP for its continued commitment to supporting this move and we look forward to seeing other oil companies follow suit.”

The new CEO of BP Southern Africa, Mojapelo was the head of optimization and supply of the company before being elected. Also, she has previously held several leadership roles in multinational companies including, Mondelez International, Kellog’s and DHL.


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