Andre de Ruyter appointed as Eskom CEO

South Africa: The South African ministry of public enterprises announced Andre de Ruyter as Eskom’s new Group Chief Executive.

De Ruyter will take up the position as from 15 January 2020 replacing Phakamani Hadebe who left the utility at the end of July 2019.

De Ruyter is currently the CEO at Nampak, the continent’s largest packaging firm. He holds various qualifications, including an LLB and MBA and has experience in creating and managing high-performing businesses.

In addition to his role at Nampak, de Ruyter spent more than two decades at petrochemical giant Sasol in a number of senior management roles. He has overseen work in the US, Germany, China and African nations including Nigeria and Angola.

Source: ESI Africa