Eskom CEO shortlist – Two candidates revealed

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Eskom chairperson Mpho Makwana announced last week that Eskom has shortlisted five people for its vacant CEO role.

that Dan Marokane and Vally Padayachee are two of the five Eskom CEO candidates to be shortlisted for the vacant role.

Marokane previously worked for Eskom and was one of four Eskom managers suspended to make room for individuals heavily linked to the Guptas, like Brian Molefe and Anoj Singh. He is a chemical engineer with a master’s degree in petroleum engineering and business administration and was responsible for getting Medupi’s first unit linked to the grid.

When he departed from Eskom, he worked independently as a consultant for two years before joining Tongaat Hulett — where he is currently its acting CEO.Padayachee is an electrical engineer who also worked at Eskom in the past — from 1994 to 2001.Padaychee has played a key role in setting up load-shedding rules — both historically and for the revisions that are currently in progress.


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