Eskom announces departure of CEO Brian Dames

Eskom has announced the resignation of Chief Executive Officer Brian Dames, who will depart in March next year.

Dames has been at the helm since 1 July 2010.

He has substantially turned around the organisation, said Eskom in a statement on Thursday 5 December.

Under his leadership Eskom kept the lights on in spite of a tight system, sustained the new build programme, invested in renewable energy on a large scale and secured the funding required for its future, while also making a significant contribution to development, training and empowerment.

Among his other achievements, he also managed to keep the lights on during a successful 2010 World Cup.

Chairman of the Eskom Board Zola Tsotsi has thanked Dames for his dedication and commitment to Eskom over the years.

“I want to personally thank Brian for his hard work, for taking the helm of Eskom during arduous times and successfully steering the company through many rough seas.”

Tsotsi said that up until March, the Eskom Board and Dames would work together to ensure a smooth transition to a new Chief Executive.

“The process to find a successor is well underway and we expect it to be concluded timeously.” – Dames

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