Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gorhdan has announced that Andre de Ruyter had been appointed as the new CEO of Eskom and that he would commence duties on January 15, 2020
"In line with Eskom policies, the recruitment process took two forms: a head-hunting process and a public
advert placement for external and internal participation," Gordhan said in a statement, revealing that the search agency received a list of 142 potential candidates, among them eight Eskom employees.
An initial shortlist of 17 individuals was formulated and interviewed by the agency, but eight potential candidates subsequently withdrew.
The Eskom board interviewed six candidates and four candidates were requested to undergo competency tests, before a final interview process was undertaken, after which the panel ranked three candidates from the six.
"After further interviews, a list of three candidates, with the indication of a preferred candidate, was submitted to the shareholder in terms of the Memorandum of Incorporation between Eskom and the government.
De Ruyter born in Pretoria holds various qualifications, including an LLB and MBA.
The Minister also expressed gratitude the the Nampak board for agreeing to release De Ruyter.