Eskom’s leadership is a bunch of amateurs – Energy expert

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Eskom’s leadership is a bunch of amateurs – Energy expert

Two energy experts have slated Eskom’s leadership, arguing that the Eskom board should be sacked and a new CEO with an engineering background and energy experience should be appointed.

Speaking to SABC News, energy expert Ted Blom said he has never seen a “bunch of amateurs” running a company as is the case with Eskom.
 

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The previous CEOs had Engineering backgrounds, qualifications in Engineering, experience in the energy sector and most important years of experience with Eskom some of them having started as fresh graduates with Eskomn and grown from withing the company, yet here we are.
 

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Two energy experts have slated Eskom’s leadership, arguing that the Eskom board should be sacked and a new CEO with an engineering background and energy experience should be appointed.
You know, like it was in the evil days... You read the history of Eskom's management and it is littered with people with PhDs in physics and engineering.
 

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former CEO of the Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa.

Hadebe worked in the National Treasury from 2003 to 2008 serving as Head of Assets and Liabilities. From 2008 to 2013 he was the Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa during which he laid charges against the Bank's former CEO (Philemon Mohlahlane) for corruption. Mohlahlane was convicted for corruption in 2018.

From December 2013 until January 2018 Hadebe was head the corporate and investment banking division of Barclays Africa. Hadebe was made acting CEO and director of Eskom. He was appointed as CEO of Eskom in May 2018.

He has a Masters in Economics from the University of Durban-Westville, an MA in Rurual Development from the University of Sussex, is an alumni of the Wharton Business School and the IMF Institute

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phakamani_Hadebe
 

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It's idiotic to blame Hadebe for Eskom's problems. These are not the sort of problems that originated in one year.

The most important thing that can be done by Eskom leadership is renewing the maintenance contracts and managing their labour/salary bill issues and you don't need a PhD in engineering for either of those things.
 

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You know, like it was in the evil days... You read the history of Eskom's management and it is littered with people with PhDs in physics and engineering.
Where can one read this history? Do you have a link perhaps?
 

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former CEO of the Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa.

Hadebe worked in the National Treasury from 2003 to 2008 serving as Head of Assets and Liabilities. From 2008 to 2013 he was the Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa during which he laid charges against the Bank's former CEO (Philemon Mohlahlane) for corruption. Mohlahlane was convicted for corruption in 2018.

From December 2013 until January 2018 Hadebe was head the corporate and investment banking division of Barclays Africa. Hadebe was made acting CEO and director of Eskom. He was appointed as CEO of Eskom in May 2018.

He has a Masters in Economics from the University of Durban-Westville, an MA in Rurual Development from the University of Sussex, is an alumni of the Wharton Business School and the IMF Institute

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phakamani_Hadebe
That is impressive, reading some of the comments here you would swear the guy is another Hlaudi.
 

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They're really stretching out this "fake it, till you make it" bullshit
 

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former CEO of the Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa.

Hadebe worked in the National Treasury from 2003 to 2008 serving as Head of Assets and Liabilities. From 2008 to 2013 he was the Chief Executive Officer and Director of the Land and Agricultural Development Bank of South Africa during which he laid charges against the Bank's former CEO (Philemon Mohlahlane) for corruption. Mohlahlane was convicted for corruption in 2018.

From December 2013 until January 2018 Hadebe was head the corporate and investment banking division of Barclays Africa. Hadebe was made acting CEO and director of Eskom. He was appointed as CEO of Eskom in May 2018.

He has a Masters in Economics from the University of Durban-Westville, an MA in Rurual Development from the University of Sussex, is an alumni of the Wharton Business School and the IMF Institute

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phakamani_Hadebe
So fckall experience in the energy field and thus has no business leading the largest energy company in Africa?
 

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So fckall experience in the energy field and thus has no business leading the largest energy company in Africa?
So there has never been any CEO'S leading companies to prosperity while not having any direct experience in the field?
 
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