The Chief Finance Officer of PETROSOL Ghana Ltd., Lawrencia Himans, received the prestigious “Exemplary Leadership Award” at the recently held Women in Mining and Energy Awards (WIMEA) at the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel in Acca, capital of Ghana.
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 at 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 congenial environment for female staff.
She added that, such recognitions go a long way to inspire 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.
Among other things, she provided financial leadership by developing accounting systems and internal controls that ensured the integrity of financial information.
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 accounting function of the company.
In 2011, Lawrencia was hired as the Head of Finance for Springfield Energy, a Bulk Oil Distribution Company (BDC) then.
She played this role for seven (7) years, eventually becoming a member of the Board of Directors.
She was instrumental in raising US$160 million in documentary lines of credit to support the company’s trading activities.
After serving briefly as the Head of Treasury of AirtelTigo, Lawrencia joined PETROSOL Ghana Limited as Head of Finance and Planning in 2019.
For the past four years, she has contributed to the sustainable growth and long-term viability of the company through the 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).