South Africa: Minister Lynne Brown Approves Appointment of Matshela Koko As Eskom’s Acting Group CEO

The Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown, has approved Eskom Board’s recommendation to appoint the current Group Executive: Generation, Mr Matshela Koko, as acting Group Chief Executive of Eskom (AGCEO) with effect from 1 December 2016.

The appointment follows the resignation of Mr Brian Molefe, earlier this month as Group Chief Executive Officer of the company.

“I approved the Board’s request to appoint Mr Koko as acting Group Chief Executive Officer.

Mr Koko has a wealth of experience and understands the challenges Eskom faces. His appointment will also ensure continuity at Eskom.

I have also asked the Board to immediately start the process to appoint a permanent Group CEO and that this process needs their urgent attention.

Mr Koko must ensure that the current trajectory at Eskom continues,” said Minister Brown.

Condensed CV of Mr Koko

Mr Koko is the current Group Executive: Generation. He joined Eskom in September 1996 as an Engineer-in-Training and has moved steadily up the ranks. Other positions he occupied included Boiler Plant Engineer Manager and Pressure Parts Engineer (2000), Senior Manager: Power Plant Engineering, Enterprises Division (2004); Senior Manager: Engineering, Generation Division (2009), Divisional Executive: Group Technology (2010); and Group Executive Technology and Commercial (2014).

Source: Department of Public Enterprises

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