Wednesday, 14 December 2022: Today, 14 December 2022, Eskom Group Chief Executive, André de Ruyter tendered his resignation.
“Mr De Ruyter has agreed to stay for an additional period beyond the stipulated 30-days’ notice to ensure continuity while we urgently embark on a search for his successor. His last day at Eskom will be 31 March 2023,” said Eskom Board Chairperson, Mpho Makwana.
“It has been an honour and privilege to serve Eskom and South Africa. I wish all the hard working people of Eskom well,” said De Ruyter.
The Eskom Board has confirmed that there is no plan for the Chairman to become an interim CEO and that a comprehensive executive search will be conducted to find a suitably qualified candidate.
“On behalf of the Eskom Board, executive and the entire Eskom staff, I thank De Ruyter for his extraordinary service to the people of South Africa. I also thank De Ruyter’s family for supporting the Group Chief Executive during the tumultuous period,” concluded Makwana.
Public Enterprises Minister, Pravin Gordhan stated that “André has carried an enormous burden on behalf of South Africa, I want to thank him for his sacrifice and resilience in a difficult job” He further added that all Eskom programmes will continue as business continuity is of primary importance for the country.