PETROSOL Ghana Limited has received the ‘Employer of the Year Championing Diversity and Inclusion’ award at the Women in Mining and Energy Awards (WIMEA) third edition.
The award is a testament to the company’s commitment in promoting female leadership and women empowerment initiatives at the workplace, especially through activities of the PETROSOL Women Network.
Speaking to media after receiving the award, David L. O. Mills, Head-Human Resources, thanked organisers for the recognition and dedicated the award to hardworking women in PETROSOL who play diverse roles toward the company’s growth.
He paid tribute to the company’s CEO, Michael Bozumbil, for his belief in and support of women empowerment activities.
He added that as a company PETROSOL remains committed to empowering female leadership talent, by first identifying these talents through its internship, graduate trainee programmes and recruitment processes; aligning these talents behind the company’s values and culture and the right leaders; and lastly, unleashing their potential through several mentorship programmes which are intentionally organised to build their capabilities.
The Chief Finance Officer of PETROSOL Ghana Ltd., Lawrencia Himans, received the prestigious ‘Exemplary Leadership Award’. This recognition underscores Lawrencia’s long years of senior leadership experience, invaluable contribution to the energy sector, and professional standards as a chartered accountant.
After receiving the award, she expressed her joy with the recognition – dedicating it to all women who work hard to drive growth in their respective organisations. She also dedicated it to all the fraternity of women at PETROSOL and to her core team within the company’s Finance and Planning Department. She also expressed appreciation to her colleagues in the senior leadership team for their immense support, as well as the directors for providing a congenial environment for female staff. She added that such recognitions go a long way in inspiring women to break barriers and build bridges.
Driven by a passion for excellence and integrity, Lawrencia Himans is an accomplished chartered accountant with considerable experience in the energy sector. Having worked previously with KPMG and Private Enterprise Federation, Lawrencia joined So Energy Limited (a subsidiary of Sahara Energy Resources Limited) as Senior Accountant in 2006. From 2009 to 2010, in her capacity as Financial Controller of UBI Petroleum (now PUMA Energy), Lawrencia used her considerable skills in financial management, corporate accounting and financial reporting to transform the company’s accounting function.
In 2011, Lawrencia was hired as Head of Finance for Springfield Energy, a Bulk Oil Distribution Company (BDC). She played this role for seven (7) years, eventually becoming a member of the Board of Directors.
After serving briefly as Head of Treasury at AirtelTigo, Lawrencia joined PETROSOL Ghana Limited as Head of Finance and Planning in 2019. For the past four years she has contributed to the company’s sustainable growth and long-term viability through proper management and efficient allocation of resources. In April of 2023 the Board of Directors promoted her to Chief Finance Officer, in recognition of her exceptional leadership skills, commercial acumen, industry insight and consistent performance.
She holds an MBA in Finance from Wuhan University of Technology (China); a Bachelor’s degree in Physics from the University of Ghana, Legon; and is a Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).
PETROSOL Ghana Ltd. is a triple-certified Oil Marketing Company (OMC) for quality, health and safety and environment management systems by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). It retails high quality fuels and lubricants through its network of over one hundred and twenty (120) outlets, making it one of the leading brands in terms of nationwide presence; and also directly supplies to bulk corporate consumers. It is duly licenced and regulated by the National Petroleum Authority (NPA).