Emma FitzGerald

IMPW 2019. 34. Emma Fitzgerald
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FitzGerald arrived at Puma Energy in January, taking over the CEO role after holding top jobs in the U.K. energy industry and a two decade career at Royal Dutch Shell. She arrived at a tumultuous time: 2018 was a “very tough year” for the company, she said this spring, and her first months brought a shakeup of the management team. Partly owned by Singapore-based trading company Trafigura, and partly by Angolan state energy company Sonangol, the sprawling storage and retail gas station business—which has gas stations across Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific—had been buffeted by strains on the Angolan economy, including macroeconomic stabilization overseen by the International Monetary Fund. It booked a $25 million loss in 2018. FitzGerald is reportedly looking to slash debt by selling off assets.

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