Dan Marokane officially starts job as new Eskom CEO

Dan Marokane officially starts job as new Eskom CEO

Eskom on Friday confirmed that Dan Marokane has officially joined the utility as its new CEO.

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His appointment was effective from 1 March.

Marokane is rejoining the board at a time when the organisation faces an existential challenge and is undergoing significant changes that require hands-on, bold, and decisive leadership.

This is not Marokane's first time at the power giant, as he was previously Eskom's head of group capital.

Eskom chairman Mteto Nyati expressed confidence in Marokane’s abilities, saying there is a collective commitment to turn the organisation around.

"We expect Dan and his leadership team to accomplish at least two critical tasks. First, they must address the current business challenges. Loadshedding must become a thing of the past. Second, they need to reposition and restructure Eskom to enable growth and sustainability," said Nyati.

Eskom spokesperson Daphne Mokwena said the Eskom board has asked Marokane to prioritise several key areas in the first 100 days.

"These are assessing the Generation Operational Recovery Plan, reviewing Eskom’s unbundling plans, and engaging with internal and external stakeholders

"These first 100 days are crucial for helping him gain the necessary insights about Eskom and the industry. He should be in a position to engage with the media at the end of this critical period."


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