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Eskom Leadership Rallying Behind Dan Marokane for CEO Role



Dan Marokane

According to sources within the company, senior executives at Eskom are throwing their support behind Dan Marokane as the leading candidate for the CEO position at the power utility. Marokane’s strong endorsement comes from his extensive knowledge of Eskom. EWN reports that he served as chief commercial officer and group executive from 2010 to 2015. Currently holding the role of group executive at Tongaat Hulett, Marokane boasts a robust educational background with an MSc in petroleum engineering from the University of London, a BSc in chemical engineering and an MBA with finance electives from the University of Cape Town, along with a diploma in earth science and engineering from London’s Imperial College.

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While Marokane is considered the front-runner, a special Cabinet sitting on Friday will deliberate on the ideal candidate for the CEO position. Two other candidates, yet undisclosed, are also being considered. Eskom has been without an official CEO since the departure of Andre de Ruyter in February. De Ruyter’s exit last year led to controversy, as he accused two ministers of meddling in Eskom’s affairs. Calib Cassim has been serving as the acting CEO, handling responsibilities as the general manager for financial planning and economic regulation and overseeing electricity price applications to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (NERSA).

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Picture: Facebook / Dan Marokane

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