South Africa, Johannesburg: South African Minister of Public Enterprises, Lynne Brown approved the appointment of Matshela Koko as Eskom’s Acting Group CEO 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, Eskom said in a press statement.
“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.
Mr Koko joined Eskom in September 1996 as an engineer-in-training and has moved steadily up the ranks.