Theo Motshabi


Job Title: HR Director

Company: bp Southern Africa


bp Southern Africa's HR director and director at ECM Markets SA Theo Motshabi was appointed to the position in 2021.

Theo previously occupied the position of the head of Southern Africa’s global business services (GBS) HR function at the multinational oil and gas company.

Prior to joining bp Southern Africa, he was in various positions including being the HR operations manager at MultiChoice, HR specialist at South African Breweries and an HR specialist trainee at ABI.

He holds a Masters in Industrial and Organisational Psychology as well as a BCom (Hon) in Industrial Psychology from the North-West University.


2021 - Present               HR Director, bp Southern Africa
2021 - Present               Director at ECM Markets SA, bp Southern Africa
2016 - 2021                    Head of Southern Africa’s Global Business Services  HR
                                          Function, bp Southern Africa
2019 - 2019                    Global People and Culture Head for GBS Customer, bp
                                          Southern Africa
2014 - 2015                    HR Operations Manager, MultiChoice
2012 - 2013                    HR Manager, bp South Africa
2009 - 2012                   HR Specialist, The South African Breweries (SAB)
2007 - 2019                   HR Specialist Trainee, ABI
2007 - 2007                  Psychologist intern, Saville Assessment


2022 - 2023                  Masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, North-West

2003 - 2007                  Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) Hon, Industrial Psychology,
                                         North-West University


About bp Southern Africa: bp Southern Africa has over 500 branded service stations across South Africa (SA) and a 50% share in one of the largest refineries in Africa, SAPREF, situated in Durban.

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