Shell Downstream has appointed Aluwani Museisi as country chair for South Africa.
He succeeds Hloniphizwe Mtolo, who has served Shell South Africa over the past nine years, the company said in a statement on Friday.
“We would like to thank Mr Mtolo for his considerable contributions to Shell South Africa, and we wish him well in his future endeavours,” it said.
Museisi previously headed Shell South Africa’s corporate relations, where he was responsible for communications, government relations, social investment, transformation and external relations teams. His background includes significant roles in both the government and private sectors.
“I am honoured to accept the responsibility of leading an exceptional team, making a difference and deepening our external and internal partnerships. I am eager to work collaboratively to drive innovation, sustainability, nation building, inclusive growth, and to provide more and cleaner energy,” said Museisi.
Prior to joining Shell Downstream, he served as the senior director for government affairs and policy for a global company.
He also served in the Department of International Relations and Co-operation, where he spent 11 years as a diplomat representing South Africa.
Museisi holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Economics degree, as well as an Advanced Diploma in Diplomacy from the Diplomatic Academy of the Department of International Relations and Co-operation.
“We look forward to Mr Museisi's contribution aligned to the role Shell South Africa will continue to play within South Africa's economy,” Shell said.