Dr. Bongani Sayidini

Chief Operating Officer

Petroleum Agency SA


Dr. Bongani Sayidini, a Petroleum Engineer and Doctor of Law (Oil and Gas) with 23 years of working experience in the petroleum industry, is currently the Chief Operating Officer at the Petroleum Agency SA, the regulator of the upstream oil and gas sector in South Africa. He has held various technical and strategic roles ranging from Production Engineer, Reservoir Engineer, Senior Reservoir Engineer, Principal Reservoir Engineer, Strategist: Business Intelligence, Regional Manager: East Africa, Exploration & Production, Vice President: Exploration & Production, and Interim CEO of PetroSA, the National Oil Company of South Africa in 2019/20.

Bongani holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, an MSc in Petroleum Engineering and Diploma of Imperial College, a Master of Laws (LLM) in Petroleum Law and Policy ‘with Distinction’, a PhD in Law (Oil and Gas) and an MBA.