Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL) is pleased to announce the appointment of Vania De Stefani as its new CEO, effective from 1st April. Vania brings over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry, with a strong background in engineering, operations and process safety.
Vania began her career at Imperial College, where she led the scientific team responsible for developing fire and explosion models. She later joined BP, where she held various executive positions and most recently served as the Vice President of Operations for Mauritania and Senegal. In this role, she led geographically and culturally diverse teams and played a key role in the response to the Deepwater Horizon incident in the Gulf of Mexico. Vania has also led operational crises in other regions, including Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.
Vania holds a Masters degree in Process Engineering from the University of Padua and a PhD in Thermophysics from Ecole Nationale Superieure de Mines de Paris. Her technical expertise and leadership skills make her an excellent fit for OSRL.
"I am excited to join the team at OSRL and lead this organisation that plays a critical role in protecting the environment and responding to oil spills," said Vania. "I look forward to working with our employees, customers, and stakeholders to advance OSRL's mission and continue to provide world-class oil spill response services."
OSRL is a leading provider of oil spill response services, with a mission to provide its Members with resources to prepare for and respond to oil spills efficiently and effectively on a global basis. The organisation works with industry, government, and NGOs to provide a comprehensive suite of oil spill response and services.
"We are delighted to have Vania join us as our new CEO," said Astrid Sorensen, Chair of OSRL's Board of Directors. "Her deep experience in the oil and gas industry, as well as her proven track record of leadership and technical expertise, will be invaluable as we continue to expand our services and support our Members' and customers' needs."
Vania's appointment comes at an exciting time for OSRL, as the organisation looks to build on its strong foundation and expand its services to meet the growing demand for oil spill response and preparedness.
"I am thrilled to welcome Vania as our new CEO and look forward to working closely with her to ensure a smooth transition and to continue driving OSRL's mission forward," said Robert Limb, the outgoing CEO of Oil Spill Response Limited. "Her extensive experience and expertise in the oil and gas industry will be invaluable as OSRL navigate the evolving landscape of oil spill response and preparedness."