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Interim Board of Directors as on 23 June 2017

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



Mr Zethembe Khoza
Interim Chairman
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
Johnny Dladla
Interim Group Chief Ex​ecutive
He has 22 years of experience within the Eskom, 17 years invested in various non-regulated businesses and 5 years as Chief Executive Officer for Eskom Enterpris­es and its subsidiaries. He has successfully executed major projects, built sustainable relationships, legacy of service delivery with major local and international private and public sector organizations. A Chartered Marketer, he has studied across a range of critical fields including finance and accounting amongst Harvard Business School, Fort Hare University, Cranfield University (UK), AAA School of Adver­tising and IMM. “Dladla is a seasoned business leader with impeccable credentials. His business acumen, which includes his commendable knowledge of Eskom intricacies, will come in handy in his new role.
Mr Anoj Singh
Chief Financial Officer
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 Modelling and Management; Treasury and Capital Project Management. Mr Singh was previously the CFO of Transnet SOC Ltd.
Professor Dr. Pathmanathan Naidoo ​

Independent non-executive
Dr. Naidoo is Professor of Research in Sustainable Development at the Department of Mechanical Engineering Science, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Johannesburg. He holds the City of Johannesburg Chair in Green Economy and Innovation. He is a Fellow of the South African Academy of Engineers, a Fellow of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers, a senior member of IEEE, a member of IET, a member of Cigre and a member of the Institute of Directors Southern Africa. He is a registered professional engineer and a specialist consultant in electrical energy and​ power systems


Mr Giovanni Leonardi

Independent non-executive
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.

Dr Pulane Molokwane

Independent non-executive

Dr Molokwane is a Nuclear Physicist and an Environmental Specialist with expertise in Ground water remediation, Research into nuclear waste, process and solid waste strategies, solutions and technology intelligence. She has authored 29 peer reviewed papers (journal publications and peer reviewed conference articles) and a Book Chapter. She is the founder and Managing Director of OLOENVIRON Pty Ltd and POB Investments. She previously worked as Executive Technical Director of South African Intellectual Property Fund/ Quintessential Investment Holdings; Principal Environmental Specialist at Sasol Technology Pty [Ltd]; and Senior Nuclear Fuel Design Physicist at Pebble Bed Modular Reactor(PBMR). Dr Molokwane serves on the boards of South African Forestry Company SOC Limited(SAFCOL), Inkomati Usuthu Catchment Management Agency(IUCMA) and Sedibeng Water Board. She sits on the Advisory Body to the President of South Africa( National Planning Commission). Dr Molokwane is a registered Radiation Physicists with the South African Council for Natural Scientific  Profession.  She holds PhD from Environmental Engineering (University of Pretoria), M.Sc. in Applied Radiation Science and Technology(Thesis Distinction), Post-Graduate Diploma in Applied Radiation Sciences and Technology, and B.Sc. in Physics (North-West University).

Dr Banothile Makhubela
Independent non-executive
Dr Banothile Makhubela obtained PhD in Chemistry from the University of Cape Town in 2011, Master of Science (MSc) in Chemistry by dissertation from University of Cape Town in 2008, Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Chemistry from University of Cape Town in 2006 and Bachelor of Science (BSc) from University of Zululand in 2005. Dr Makhubela is currently advising/supervising scientific research projects at BSc Honours, Masters and Ph.D level within University of Johannesburg and University of Cape Town. She is Non-Executive Director on the Board of PetroSA. Her skills in research, chemistry in the energy industry is expected to add value to the Board.
MR Simphiwe Dingaan
Independent non-executive
Mr Simphiwe Dingaan obtained a B.Com degree from the University of Natal in 1997. Mr Dingaan’s career has complementary corporate and entrepreneurial leadership roles. After working for Rand Merchant Bank and Mondi, Mr Dingaan founded Veraison (Pty) Ltd, an investment holding company specialised in the medical industry. Over a period of three years he led a team that built one of the foremost medical facilities in Kwa-Zulu Natal from concept to completion. His current Directorships, amongst others, include Skweyiya Investments, Askhar and Dingaan, Dovetail Trading and Dirang Logistics. His skill in Corporate Financial Management, Auditing, Risk and Project Management is expected to add value to the Board.

​Mr Sathaseelan Gounden

Independent non-executive

Mr Sathiaseelan Gounden obtained a B. Compt from Unisa; a Higher Diploma in Accounting (CTA) from the University of Durban- Westville; a Certificate in Forensic Accounting & Fraud Examination from the University of Pretoria; completed an Executive Leadership Development Institute at Harvard Business School and is an Accredited Mediator. He has extensive auditing, accounting, forensics, consulting and tax experience; is an expert in financial reporting using IFRS / SA GAAP / GRAP. His knowledge in risk management; the PFMA & Treasury regulations; Financial reporting; the King Code on Corporate Governance, the Companies Act and BBBEE is expected to add value to the Board.

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