PETROSOL appoints Lawrencia Himans to its Board

Lawrencia Himans

PETROSOL has appointed Lawrencia Himans, as a member of the company’s reconstituted Board of Directors.

She officially assumed this role on Thursday, 16th May, 2024.

Ms. Himans is an accomplished and highly respected accounting and finance professional, with close to two decades of experience in Corporate Finance, with 16 years spent in playing senior leadership roles in the oil and gas sector. She is a chartered accountant and a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK.

In recognition of her outstanding performance and leadership, she received the Exemplary Leadership Award, 2023 at the Women in Mining Energy Awards (WiMEA).

Ms Himans also received the CEO’s Special Award for Outstanding Female Leadership, during the company’s Women in Leadership Conference organized on International Women’s Day in March 2024.

She joined PETROSOL in August 2019 as the Incoming Head of Finance & Planning and assumed the substantive role on 1st October 2019.

For the past four years, she has contributed to the sustainable growth and long-term viability of the company through the proper management of financial resources.

She has overseen improvements in financial reporting, reinforced compliance with regulatory and statutory obligations and improved accounting processes.

As a result of her excellent performance, she was promoted to be the Chief Finance Officer in April, 2023.
Prior to joining PETROSOL, Lawrencia served as the Head of Treasury Operations of Airtel Ghana Ltd (AirtelTigo); the Commercial Manager of Maranatha Oil Services, a Bulk Oil Import, Distribution and Export Company; the Head of Finance of Springfield Energy/Springfield E&P, formally a Bulk Oil Import, Distribution and Export Company and now an oil exploration company; the Financial Controller of UBI Petroleum (now PUMA Energy Ltd), an Oil Marketing Company; and Senior Accountant of SO Energy Ltd, an OMC and a subsidiary of Sahara Energy Resources Limited of Nigeria.

She began her career as an Audit associate with KPMG, a global audit firm, and went on to become the Finance Manager of the Private Enterprise Foundation (now Private Enterprise Federation).

Ms Himans holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Wuhan University of Technology, China, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Ghana, Legon.

She has also undergone the following courses: International Financial Reporting Standards for Oil and Gas (Johannesburg), Oil Market Fundamentals (Accra), BP Third Party Traders course (London), Excel Application in Financial Management and Modeling (Accra) and Contract Administration (Accra).

Commenting on her appointment, she said, “I am deeply honoured by the vote of confidence of the shareholders. I am thrilled by the opportunity to work with the other directors in our determination to make PETROSOL a model of excellence in the energy sector.”

Commenting on her appointment, the Chief Executive Officer of PETROSOL, Michael Bozumbil, said, “the decision to elevate Lawrencia to the Board of PETROSOL was taken in recognition of her excellent and consistent performance over the years; her unwavering commitment to our vision, which is, to be a model of excellence in the energy sector; as well as her personal demonstration of our core values of professionalism, service quality delivery, integrity, ethical conduct, empathy, respect for humanity and respect for the environment.”

He added that "Lawrencia is an amazing asset and deserves this elevation. Though the recent 5 years have been very challenging, due to the global economic turbulence, the struggling national economy, and the myriad of challenges in the downstream petroleum sector, Lawrencia has demonstrated professionalism, focus, fortitude, diligence and integrity as she has played her role excellently by ensuring that PETROSOL successfully meets our financial obligations to all our stakeholders, namely the Ghana Revenue Authority, our customers, bankers, suppliers, regulators, staff, contractors, among others. She has what it takes to excel on the Board.”

PETROSOL Platinum Energy Ltd, formerly PETROSOL Ghana Ltd, operates over 100 fuel stations across the country and also supplies petroleum products to bulk corporate consumers.

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