Johnny Dladla appointed as acting CEO of Eskom

22 June 2017 - 15:20 By Timeslive
Johnny Dladla has been appointed as acting group chief executive of Eskom.
Johnny Dladla has been appointed as acting group chief executive of Eskom.
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Johnny Dladla has been appointed as acting group chief executive of Eskom with immediate effect‚ the electricity parastatal’s board announced on Thursday.

It said this followed intense consultations between Minister of Public Enterprises Lynne Brown and the Eskom Board to arrive at a prudent choice.

“Both parties are of firm belief that Dladla’s experience and expertise will stabilize Eskom in the short-term‚” the board said in a statement.

Dladla’s appointment follows the rescinding of Brian Molefe's controversial reinstatement as the parastatal’s CEO.

“Dladla has sufficient skills to excel in this role. 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‚” said Acting Board Chairman‚ Zethembe Khoza.

Throughout these roles‚ he has demonstrated sterling leadership which manifested itself in his turnaround strategies‚ added Khoza.

Echoing Khoza’s sentiments‚ Minister Lynne Brown said: “I welcome the appointment of Mr Dladla as it will bring further stability to Eskom and its executive team.”

Dladla has plied his career amongst international brands such as BHP Billiton and South African Breweries (SAB). 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. As Board‚ we are looking forward to working with him and his executive team to address the current challenges‚” said Khoza.

- TimesLIVE