GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER (AGCEO)
BTech Chem Eng, MSc Petroleum Eng, DIC, LLM Petroleum Law
and Policy (with distinction), MBA
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
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. He was appointed AGCEO of PetroSA on 1 December 2018.
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
ND Chem.Eng., BBA, MBA
Mr Soobader has more than 25 years’ experience in the Petroleum
Industry. He started out as a Trainee Process Controller on the PetroSA
Offshore Production Facility, the FA Platform in 1992. His other roles at
PetroSA include Operations at the ORCA Floating Platform and working as the
Asset Manager in the Commercial Department.
He was responsible for setting up the PetroSA exploration
operations in Sudan and Egypt. Between 2008 and 2010, Mr. Soobader relocated to
Egypt where he continued to manage the Egypt and Sudan exploration operations.
Upon his return to South Africa he has been involved in new business
development and asset management. In 2015 he was appointed to the position of
Exploration and Production Acting Regional Manager: South Africa
Mr. Soobader is currently the Acting Vice President: New
Ventures Upstream, a position he has occupied from December 2018.
ACTING VP: OPERATIONS
Mr Nene has more than 40 years of experience in the Petroleum
and Chemical Industry. He started his career at Sapref where he worked in the
Production section of the Lubricant Oil Plant. He joined Mossgas during the
construction and commissioning of the Gas-To-Liquid (GTL) Refinery in Mossel
Bay in 1990, and he was a Senior Operator in the Synthol Unit. He went on to occupy
various management positions within the company culminating in the current
position of Production Manager: GTL Refinery.
Mr. Nene was appointed as the acting as Vice President:
Operations in January 2018.
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.
VP: HUMAN CAPITAL
Programme in Labour Relations, PDM (HR), PGD (Labour Law)
Mr Zokufa has extensive experience in Human Capital-related
fields spanning over a period of more than 15 years. He has occupied several HR
and Employee Relations executive positions culminating in him being appointed
an HR Director at Colgate Palmolive for Southern Africa region (which included
Botswana, Zimbabwe, Swaziland and Namibia). He ran an HR consultancy and
several business ventures prior to joining PetroSA in 2005 as the Human Capital
HC Client Manager
Mr. Zokufa is
currently the Acting VP: Human Capital since January 2019.
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.