Eskom Acting Group CEO, Jonny Dladla. Source:

The Eskom Board has just announced the appointment of Mr Johnny Dladla as Acting Group Chief Executive with immediate effect. According to Eskom this follows intense consultations between the Minister and Eskom Board to arrive at a prudent choice. Both parties are of firm belief that Dladla’s experience and expertise will stabilise Eskom in the short-term. “Dladla has sufficient skills to excel in this role. He has 22 years of experience within the Eskom, 17 years invested in various non-regulated businesses and 5 years as Chief

Executive Officer for Eskom Enterprises and its subsidiaries,” said Acting Board Chairman, Zethembe Khoza.

Dladla has in the past managed international brands such as BHP Billiton and South African Breweries (SAB). He has successfully executed major projects, built sustainable

relationships, legacy of service delivery with major local and international private and public sector organizations. A Chartered Marketer, he has studied across a range of critical fields including finance and accounting amongst Harvard Business School, Fort Hare University, Cranfield University (UK), AAA School of Advertising and IMM.


“Dladla is a seasoned business leader with impeccable credentials. His business acumen, which includes his commendable knowledge of Eskom intricacies, will come in handy in

 his new role. As Board, we are looking forward to working with him and his executive team to address the current challenges,” said Khoza. The Minister has obligated the Board to finalize the appointment of a permanent Group Chief Executive to ensure long-term stability to the utility.