Eghosa Oriaikhi Mabhena nominated in Top Women CEOs in Africa

18 Dec 2019

18 December 2019 – Puma Energy, the globally integrated midstream and downstream energy company, is delighted to announce that Eghosa Oriaikhi Mabhena –  CEO of Africa for Puma Energy - has been nominated in the Top 100 Women CEOs in Africa. 

The ranking highlights and recognises the accomplishments of women CEOs from 24 countries across the continent.

Eghosa was appointed as CEO of Africa for Puma Energy in July this year, following an Executive Director role at Baker Hughes for its sub-Saharan Africa oilfield services business. She has also worked at Schlumberger for over nine years working across Europe and North America.  

In her current position at Puma Energy, Eghosa plays an integral role on the Executive Committee and is responsible for all 18 country operations across Africa. Her work ranges from government relations through to developing strategic relationships with other critical stakeholders across the continent, including logistics, industry bodies, and oil and gas operators. 

Eghosa’s leadership unites complex operations across Southern, Central and West Africa, to consolidate Puma Energy’s focus on the continent. Her immense efforts help drive sustainable growth, and her embodiment of Puma Energy’s unique blend of local market expertise and global capabilities combine to deliver world-class and customer-centric service. 


Commenting on her achievement, Eghosa said: “I am absolutely delighted to be nominated for this list, and to feature alongside so many other inspiring women in leadership roles across Africa. I feel humbled to be standing on the shoulders of many great women who have broken down barriers before me both personally and professionally”. 

Emma FitzGerald, CEO, Puma Energy said: “Eghosa’s embodiment of our key values make her an incredible leader, and truly deserving of a place on this list of impressive women. Overseeing an entire continent is not an easy job, but Eghosa’s work ethic and dedication make her the ideal woman to fit the role”. 

Eghosa has a Masters and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from University College London and an MBA from IESE in Spain. She is passionate about mentoring young leaders and females in science, technology, engineering and mathematics and is also on the board of The Boardroom Africa which is focused on getting women board seats.

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About Puma Energy 

Puma Energy is a leading global energy business and supplies, stores and distributes petroleum products in 48 countries across six continents. Founded in 1997, Puma Energy has its headquarters in Singapore and Geneva and regional hubs in South Africa, Puerto Rico, Australia and Estonia, and employs over 8,000 people globally.   

Puma Energy has a network of 100 storage terminals, more than 3,000 retail sites, and a presence at over 80 airports. Our mission is to energise communities to help drive growth and prosperity by sustainably serving our customers’ needs in high potential countries around the world.  

Puma Energy’s downstream activities include the distribution, retail sales and wholesale of the full range of refined products, with additional product offerings in the lubricants, bitumen, LPG and bunkering sectors.  

Puma Energy also provides a robust platform for independent entrepreneurs to develop their businesses, by providing a viable alternative to traditional market supply sources.  Puma Energy operates the largest fleet of asphalt specialised vessels and further owns and operates 28 asphalt terminals of 538kt capacity to service its worldwide customer base.   

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