Cigre appoints Eskom tech specialist as President

France, Paris: Last week in Paris, Eskom’s technology master specialist, Dr. Rob Stephen, was elected President of Cigre, an international council on large electric systems.

Stephen joined the South African parastatal in 1980 and is currently the Master Specialist in the Technology Group at the state-owned utility, where his responsibilities oversee all distribution and transmission technologies of all voltages covering both alternating current and direct current, reports ESI-Africa.

“As the first African for the position of President, Dr. Stephen is in a favourable position to expand the benefit of Cigre into less developed countries in Africa, South America and Asia,” Eskom said in a company statement.

Source: ESI-Africa