Moroccans officially start at Eskom

Henry

Dan Marokane, Eskom’s new boss, officially started in his new position on Friday.

Moroccans are joining Eskom anew at a time when this organization is facing enormous challenges and undergoing significant changes – changes which, according to Eskom’s board, require an involved, courageous and firm leadership.

He returns to Eskom after he and three other senior executive members were suspended at the time because of the stance they took against state capture, fraud and corruption.

Mteto Nyati, Eskom board chairman, says he has full confidence that Marokane is the right man for the job.

He not only has confidence in Marokane’s skills, but also his ability to manage personnel and get the organization back on track.

“We expect Dan and his leadership team to complete at least two important tasks. First, the current business challenges must be tackled: Payroll must be a thing of the past.

“Secondly, they must reposition and restructure Eskom to achieve growth and sustainability,” says Nyati.

In his first 100 days as Eskom chief, the board urged Moroccans to prioritize the following:

  1. Assessment of the operational recovery plan for generation
  2. Review of Eskom’s unbundling plans
  3. Liaison with internal and external shareholders

“The first 100 days are important to help him gain the necessary insight about Eskom and the industry. He should be in a position to speak to the media by the end of this period.

“Dan Marokane has the full support of the Eskom board. Eskom employees are excited to welcome him back into the organization.”