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Board of Directors as on 2 July 2016

Note: Some of the profiles listed are currently under review and the latest profiles will be published as soon as they become available.

 

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Dr Baldwin Ngubane
(73)
Chairman
 
Independent non-executive
P&G, RBP
 
Dr. Ngubane, the former Minister of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology, and also ambassador to Japan, has vast experience in the health sector, both local and international. He has served on the Boards of various children and community based organisations; he was also the Chairperson of the Land Bank and served on the Board of the South African Broadcasting Corporation. Dr Ngubane joined the Board of Directors of Eskom as a Non-Executive Director
on 11 December 2014 and was appointed as interim Chairman of the Board of Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd on 30 March 2015, in which capacity he currently serves.
​​Mr Brian Molefe
(48)
Group Chief Executive

ARC
, P&G, SES, IFC
 
Mr. Molefe’s qualifications include the following: Honorary Doctorate in Engineering, University of Glasgow Caledonian; Masters of Business Leadership, University of South Africa; Post-Graduate Diploma in Economics, London University, School of Oriental and African Studies and a Bachelor of Commerce, University of South Africa. Majors: Accounting and Economics. Other training courses include: a Programme for Young Global Leaders, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University (Cambridge, Mass. USA, 2009), Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School (Boston 2006); and Executive Programme at Wharton Business School (Philadelphia USA, 2003).
Mr Anoj Singh

Chief Financial Officer

ARC, IFC
 
Mr. Singh qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 2000. He has over 15 years’ experience in Finance; Auditing; Commercial; Strategy Development and Execution; Financial Risk Modeling and Management; Treasury and Capital Project Management. Mr Singh was previously the CFO of Transnet SOC Ltd.
Mr Zethembe Khoza
(57)
 
Independent non-executive
SES, IFC, P&G, BTC
 
Zethembe, the former head of Customer Services at Telkom, heads up his own investment company, specialising in consulting, civil construction work and building maintenance. 
He is experienced in infrastructure planning and commercialisation.
Zethembe acted as Chief Executive from 12 March to 17 April 2015.

 

Ms Venete Klein
(56)

Independent non-executive
ARC, IFC, P&G, SES

Venete is a chartered director, and the Chairman of the Institute of Directors of Southern Africa. She heads up her own management consultancy firm.
She has completed numerous senior executive programmes at top business schools both locally and internationally, and holds various directorships.

Dr Pat Naidoo
(55)

Independent non-executive
RBP, SES, IFC

Pat is a registered professional engineer, a specialist consultant and an Adjunct Professor of Power Engineering at the Durban University of Technology. He has three decades of experience in the electricity industry with Eskom and the South African Power Pool.
He serves on the Council of South African Institute of Electrical Engineers and is a member on the executive committee of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers South Africa and Cigre SA. 
Mr Giovanni Leonardi
(54)
 
Independent non-executive
P&G
 
Giovanni is an accomplished executive with over 25 years of experience in both general and project management. From 2004 to 2012 he served as the Chief Executive of a leading Swiss electricity and energy services provider with focus on Europe. He currently holds the seats of chairman and member on various supervisory boards.
Ms Chwayita Mabude
(45)

Independent non-executive
 SES,
P&G, ARC,BTC
 
Chwayita, is a practising accountant with a background in financial management.
She has served on the Eskom Board since June 2011, and also serves on the Board of the Airports Company South Africa.
 

Mr Mark Pamensky
(42)

Independent non-executive
IFC

Mark is a chartered accountant, with experience in effecting turnaround strategies.


 

 
 
 
 Board committees:
 
ARC: Audit and Risk Committee
P&G: People and Governance Committee
SES: Social, Ethics and Sustainability Committee
IFC: Investment and Finance Committee
BTC: Board Tender Committee
RBP: Board Recovery and Build Programme Committee
 
Denotes chairmanship of a committee