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Executive Management


 
Kholly Zono
Acting Group Chief Executive Officer (Group CEO)
 
Mr Zono holds a BSc Honours degree in Chemistry as well as an MBA and recently a BTheol degree.  He worked a Lecturer and Research Associate at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.  He joined PetroSA as a Research Scientist in 1998 and has served in various internal roles such as a Chemist, Scheduler, Production Planner and LP Modeller. He has also held key roles in strategic projects; these include representing PetroSA on various engagements with the Department of Energy.  He was appointed to the role of Acting Vice President: Operations in June 2014.

 

Webster Fanadzo    
Acting Group Chief Finance Officer

Mr Fanadzo has over 25 years' experience in financial management spanning various sectors that include the mining, manufacturing, logistics and oil and gas industries. He is qualified as a Fellow Chartered Management Accountant. He joined PetroSA in 2000 as a Group Financial Manager. At PetroSA, he has assumed various senior management roles including, recently, leading the "Billion Plus" cost optimization project. Mr Fanadzo holds a B. Acc. (Hons) degree, an MBA and is also a Fellow Chartered Secretary. He was appointed Acting Group Chief Financial Officer in June 2015.


 
Ms Baxolile J. Zwane   
Acting Vice President: Trade Supply and Logistics (TS&L) 
 
Ms. Zwane began her career in Finance and has worked for several years at large FCMG companies, including Unilever. She joined PetroSA in 1998. Over the years she has held different positions, such as Management Accountant, Assurance and Administration Manager and Marketing Manager at PetroSA Europe, among others. She holds a B Com degree in Finance and Auditing from the University of Natal and a PGD in Business Management from the same institution. She is currently the Acting Vice President: TS&L. 
 
 
 
Neil Robertson  
Acting Vice President: New Ventures Upstream
 
 
Mr Robertson is a Reservoir Engineer, who graduated with a BSc degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town. He also possesses a Management Development Programme certificate awarded by the University of Stellenbosch and Senior Management Development Programme certificate from Duke Executive Education. He joined PetroSA in 2003 and has risen through the ranks. He has served stints as Reservoir Engineer, Implementation Manager, Technical Manager and latterly as Subsurface & Integration Manager during his time with PetroSA. In November 2015 Mr Robertson was appointed Acting Vice-President: New Ventures Upstream.     
 
 
 
 
Omphile Mohapanele 
Acting Vice President:  Human Capital
 
Mr Mohapanele has over 20 years Human Resource generalist experience gained in industries spanning the Mining, Cement & Lime and Petrochemical industries. He is currently employed by PetroSA in a senior HR role as HC Client Manager responsible for Operations division which has operations both onshore and offshore. He graduated with a Bachelor of Public Administration from the University of the North West. He also possesses a BA Honours degree in Industrial and Organisational Psychology from the University of Cape Town. He was appointed Acting Vice President: Human Capital in June 2015
 
 
Xoliswa Mpongoshe-Makasi  
Company Secretary
 
Ms Xoliswa Mpongoshe-Makasi's career spans over 20 years, most of which have been as an in-house General Counsel, Compliance Officer and Company Secretary (all combined) for various types of entities, including public, private, voluntary associations, listed and unlisted companies, such as Telkom, Mittal Steel SA Limited, Gensec Bank and Sanlam Group. She holds a B.Proc degree and a Dip Iuris qualification from the University of the Western Cape. Ms Mpongoshe-Makasi joined PetroSA as Company Secretary on 1 December 2015.

 

Thabiso Manne  
Acting Vice President: New Ventures Midstream

Mr Manne obtained BSc degrees in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town. He also holds a Master’s in Business Leadership from UNISA. Mr Manne has previously worked for petrochemical company Sasol in various capacities from 1996 to 2009. These included roles in Research & Development, Technical and Operations Management for the listed petrochemical company’s Sasolburg and Secunda operations. In 2009 he joined PetroSA as Operations Manager responsible for Project Mthombo, the initiative to establish a mega crude refinery to support South Africa’s security of fuel supplies. Mr Manne assumed the role of Acting Vice President: Midstream in June 2015​
 
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