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Meet first Black Woman CEO appointed at BP

Priscillah Mabelane has been appointed as the new chief executive of BP Southern Africa, eNCA reports.  The South African news site adds that Ms Mabelane, a chartered accountant, is the "first woman in the history of the country’s oil industry to head a multi-national company".

Before joining BP in 2011 as chief financial officer (CFO), eNCA says Ms Mabelane held senior roles at Airports Company of South Africa (ACSA), international tax and assurance company Ernst & Young, and South African electricity supplier Eskom.

Ms Mabelane will take up her new post on 1 September.

Thandi Orleyn told the news site, “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."

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