JOHANNESBURG, Dec. 5, 2013 /CNW/ - Sasol today announced the appointment
of Stephen Cornell as the newest member of its management team. Cornell
is currently the Chief Operating Officer for US Fuels and Global Head
of Major Projects at BP plc. Reporting directly to Sasol's Chief
Executive Officer, David Constable, Cornell will be appointed as
Sasol's Executive Vice President: International Operations, with effect
from 1 February 2014, based in Houston.
In November 2013, the new Group Executive Committee ("GEC") structure
was announced, which will be effective from 1 July 2014. At the time,
Sasol indicated that given the growing importance of its international
businesses, particularly in the United States, a focused operations
position at the GEC level had been created. In the context of Sasol's
redesigned operating model, this role will be accountable for the
group's operations outside of Southern Africa, including Sasol's US
mega-projects in Lake Charles, Louisiana.
Cornell has extensive US domestic and international experience in
petrochemicals, refining and logistics, having worked in the industry
in the US, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. He has significant
business improvement experience, having reshaped BP's US fuels business
over a six-year period, through improved work processes, divestiture of
key assets and by driving the significant expansion of the 413,000
barrels per day BP Whiting refinery. In addition, within often complex
operating environments, Cornell has first-hand experience in
large-scale capital projects, ensuring substantial safety improvements
and in embedding manufacturing excellence.
Constable said, "At a time when we are striving to enhance our own
performance levels at Sasol, it is exciting to have a leader join our
team, who is known for passionately driving high performance through
talent and capability development across all areas of the organisation.
With over three decades in the industry under his belt, Steve is highly
regarded by his peers as a commercial and strategic leader with
substantial chemical engineering experience."
Commenting on his appointment, Cornell said he was excited to be making
this change. "I could not be happier that my family and I have now
become part of the Sasol team. I strongly believe we can capitalise on
many opportunities in the global energy arena. This is an important
time in Sasol's history and I am certainly looking forward to working
with the team to continue building on the Company's many successes."
Committed to excellence in all we do, Sasol is an international
integrated energy and chemical company that leverages the talent and
expertise of our more than 35 000 people working in 37 countries. We
develop and commercialise technologies, and build and operate
world-scale facilities to produce a range of product streams, including
liquid fuels, high-value chemicals and low-carbon electricity.
While remaining committed to our home-base of South Africa, Sasol is
expanding internationally based on a unique value proposition.
SOURCE: Sasol Limited
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