South Africa’s state-owned electricity utility company has appointed Mr Dan Marokane on Friday as their new chief executive officer (CEO).
Mr Marokane is a Chemical Engineer with more than 20 years of senior leadership experience.
He will join the power utility no later than 31 March 2024.
After an advertisement for the post that got over 400 interested applicants, Marokane was lucky to be appointed for the position.
Marokane took over the office of the senior manager of the company in 2010 and continued till 2015. he has been holding several offices including the head of Group Capital at Eskom.
He was born in 1967 in Soweto, South Africa. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of the Witwatersrand and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Cape Town.
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Dan Marokane, CEO of Eskom
Marokane has over 30 years of experience in the energy sector. He began his career at Eskom in 1993 as a graduate engineer. He held several positions at Eskom, including Group Executive for Group Capital, where he was responsible for the utility’s capital investment program. In 2019, he was appointed as CEO of Tongaat Hulett Ltd., a South African sugar company.
He is a highly respected figure in the South African business community. He is known for his strong leadership skills and his commitment to improving the efficiency and sustainability of South Africa’s electricity sector. He is also a strong advocate for diversity and inclusion in the workplace.