GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (GCEO)
Mr Pragasen Naidoo of 2020 was
appointed PetroSA Group CEO at the beggining of 2020., Prior to this move he was
the Group Chief Operations and Business Development
Officer at the Central Energy Fund (CEF), a holding
company of PetroSA. He holds a BSc in Chemical Engineering and a MSc in
Engineering , he has 18 years’ experience in the petroleum industry
spanning the areas of Human Capital Development and Management,
Technology Development and Engineering, Capital Project Execution, Business
Development and Operations. Mr. Naidoo also had extensive exposure to the
local and international business environments.
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER (CFO)
B. Com, M. Com
Mrs Futter joined PetroSA in October 2006 working within the
Finance Division. She held the role of International Tax Advisor from 2006 to
2012, acting Group Tax Manager 2012 to 2014 and since 2015 Group Tax Manager.
Prior to joining PetroSA she held the role Principal Tax Consultant at Ernst
& Young (from 2000) and Tax Accountant at Old Mutual (from 1998).
She is a practising member of the South African Institute of
Professional Accountants (SAIPA), is an associate member of the South African
Institute of Bankers, is the (member elected) Chairman of the Board of Trustees
of the PetroSA Retirement Fund, a member of the tax working group of the South
Africa Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) and the Chairman of the Tax and
Finance Sub-committee for the Offshore Petroleum Association of South Africa
She was appointed to the role of Acting Chief Financial Officer
in September 2018.
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER (GCOO)
BSc(Hons)Chemistry, MBA, BTheol
Mr Zono holds a BSc Honours degree and Masters of Technology
degree in Chemistry as well as an MBA and a BTheol degree. He worked
as 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, Planning and Optimisation Manager. Mr Zono has also
held key roles in strategic projects; these include Master plan development,
representing PetroSA on various engagements with the Department of
Energy. He has acted in the role of Vice President: Operations from June
2014 until October 2017 and in November 2017 Mr Zono was
appointed Acting Chief
Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) (i.e. combined role) until
He was appointed to the position of COO in January 2018 a position that he holds to date.
VP: NEW VENTURES UPSTREAM
BTech Chem Eng, MSc Petroleum Eng, DIC, LLM
and Policy (with distinction), MBA
Mr. Sayidini has 19 years’ working experience
in the petroleum industry, all gained at PetroSA, where he started his career
as a Production Engineer in training and later Reservoir Engineer.
He has held various senior
technical and strategic roles within PetroSA, ranging from Senior Reservoir
Engineer, Principal Reservoir Engineer, Strategist:Business Intelligence,
Regional Manager: East Africa, Exploration & Production, and
Vice-President: Exploration & Production.
ACTING VP: NEW VENTURES MIDSTREAM
B Chemical Eng, BSc
Mr Manne has been working in the Petroleum and Chemical Industry
for more than 22 years. He started his career at Sasol where he worked in
Research and Development, Technical Support and Operations Management.
After joining PetroSA in 2009, he was assigned to the team
tasked with the development of Project Mthombo, a project to build a crude oil
refinery in Port Elizabeth. He subsequently assumed the business
development responsibilities for projects in the New Ventures Midstream
division. He also contributed to key national energy policy initiatives such as
Cleaner Fuels and the National Integrated Energy Plan. Mr Manne is a member of
the Boards of GTL.F1, PetroSA’s Joint Venture technology company, as well as PetroSA
He currently the,
Acting VP Midstream, a role he assumed since January 2019.
ACTING VP: HUMAN CAPITAL
B.Admin, BA Hons
Mr Mohapanele has over 20 years’ human resources generalist experience gained in industries spanning the mining, cement and lime and petrochemical industries. He graduated with a Bachelor of Public administration degree 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 has also held the position of Human Capital Client Manager responsible for the Operations Division.
TRADE SUPPLY AND LOGISTICS
Odoi Paul Qabaniso
Management, Dip (Marketing), MBA.
Mr Chibambo has more
than 39 years’ of experience in the downstream business. Before joining PetroSA
as the Business Development Manager for the Sub- Sahara, he was the Trading
Manager at BP South Africa responsible for the trading and strategy in BP
Integrated Supply and Trading Division.
He brings extensive
experience in the downstream having spent 28 years with the BP Africa region
which included 16 years in the Retail and Commercial business where he was
responsible for sales and marketing. He served as Regional Head of Logistics
covering Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe where he successfully developed a regional
supply strategy for the inland markets for BP Africa. The last 12 years in BP
he served in various trading roles within BP’s Integrated Supply and Trading where
he successfully developed BP’s Trading business in Africa and implemented a new
business model which supported the transitioning of the management of BP’s
Trading business from Europe to Asia
He was appointed as
the Acting VP TS&L in December 2018.
BProc., PGD (Taxation), Admitted Attorney
Ms Khumalo served in the Potable and Wastewater sectors for more
She has experience in, among others, Company Secretariat, Legal,
Compliance and Risk Management. She commenced employment at PetroSA in
September 2018 in the position of Group Company Secretary.