Andre de Ruyter is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eskom. He was appointed into the position on 18 November 2019. Previously he was the CEO of Nampark a position he got in April 2014. He also held the position of Managing Director at Sasol Olefins & Surfactants Pty Ltd. and Senior Group Executive-Global Chemicals at Sasol Ltd.
ANC welcomed the appointment of with a statement.
"The ANC has consistently viewed the challenges confronting Eskom as a national crisis. Acknowledging the fiscal and economic threat that this poses, the view of the ANC has always been that fixing Eskom should be an apex priority. For the ANC, stabilising Eskom is one of the most urgent and pressing priorities the economy faces.
While events of the past have justified public criticism of and cynicism about Eskom, the task of rebuilding and renewal must now begin with urgency and with unity.
The ANC is confident that the appointment of the new CEO will strengthen its capacity to deliver reliable energy to South Africans. No economy can grow and thrive without reliable energy. Accordingly, the ANC urges management and the board to pay focused attention on improving governance and efficiency in the organisation."
Education and qualifications
De Ruyter has got a graduate degree and an undergraduate degree from the University of Pretoria, a graduate degree from the University of South Africa and an MBA from Nyenrode Business Universiteit.
De Ruyter is 50 years old as of 2019.
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