Left Menu
Development News Edition

Appointment of Taelo Mojapelo as new CEO of BP Southern Africa welcomed

Mojapelo succeeds Priscillah Mabelane who was notably the first woman in South Africa’s oil history to head up a multinational company. 

Devdiscourse News Desk | Johannesburg | Updated: 01-06-2020 21:55 IST | Created: 01-06-2020 21:55 IST
Appointment of Taelo Mojapelo as new CEO of BP Southern Africa welcomed
“The appointment of Taelo Mojapelo is a motivating move by BP Southern Africa,” said NJ Ayuk, Executive Chairman of the African Energy Chamber.

The African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) welcomes the new appointment of BP Southern Africa's new CEO, Taelo Mojapelo.

Mojapelo succeeds Priscillah Mabelane who was notably the first woman in South Africa's oil history to head up a multinational company.

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."

Prior to being elected as the new CEO of BP Southern Africa, Mojapelo was the head of optimization and supply at the company and previously held several leadership roles in multinational companies including, Mondelez International, Kellog's and DHL.

(With Inputs from APO)


TRENDING

OPINION / BLOG / INTERVIEW

COVID-19 seems cooking biggest ever global scam

The increasing number of corruption cases on COVID-19 funds from throughout the world and involvement of high profile persons indicate that the countries cant ignore corruption in their pandemic response programs. This has generated the nee...

Health Management Information Systems lack holistic, integrated, and pandemic resilient character

Being a part of the United Nations system, the World Health Organization WHO deserves its share of rebuke for its alleged failure issue COVID-19 health emergency alerts on appropriate time. However, the pandemic has also exposed loopholes i...

Pride in the time of coronavirus: a welcome move online?

This year is different in many ways not least as celebrations are also taking place against the dramatic backdrop of a global health crisis and a resurgence in grassroots activism following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. ...

COVID-19: Weighing up the benefits and limitations of edtech platforms

Edtech companies shouldnt focus on merely pushing contents, but to provide an interactive, effective teaching and learning environment. ...

Videos

Latest News

Pence delayed Arizona trip after Secret Service agents tested COVID-19 positive

US Vice President Mike Pences trip to Arizona this week had to be postponed by a day after several Secret Service agents who helped in organising the visit either tested positive for the coronavirus or were showing symptoms of being infecte...

I'm in shock: Singer Prince Royce tests positive for COVID-19

Singer-songwriter Prince Royce has revealed that he has tested positive for coronavirus and urged his fans to strictly follow the social distancing guidelines. The 31-year-old singer posted a video message on Instagram, saying he was diagno...

As much of US dials back July 4 plans, Trump goes big

While public health officials are urging Americans to avoid large crowds and hold more muted Independence Day celebrations amid a spike of coronavirus cases, President Donald Trump is going big for what he is promising will be a special eve...

Nepal's ruling communist party meet to decide PM Oli's future deferred

Nepals ruling communist partys crucial Standing Committee meeting to decide Prime Minister K P Sharma Olis future has been postponed until Monday, according to an official announcement. Prime Ministers press advisor Surya Thapa said that th...

Give Feedback