Eskom's Group Executive for Customer Services, Ayanda Noah (in the middle) - the winner of Africa's Most Influential Women in Business and Government Award at 2017 CEO Global Annual Symposium held in Johannesburg

CAPE TOWN - Eskom's Group Executive for Customer Service has recently won an overall Africa's Most Influential Women in Business and Government award at 2017 CEO Global Annual Symposium held in Johannesburg early this week.

According to Eskom's statement, this symposium recognises Africa’s most influential individuals, lifetime achievers, country winners and regional winners who become finalists for the Continental award.

Business leaders across seven regions of the continent converge to discuss integrated ways which seek to explore growth and prosperity of the continent through collaborative thinking.

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“This award affirms that being a leader is meaningful when you positively impact those around you. I am encouraged to continue to positively influence my peers and everyone in business to do more in shaping our Continent through our businesses and government institutions. I am honoured to have received the award and I would like to thank CEO Global for this recognition,” said Noah.

Eskom’s Interim Group Chief Executive, Sean Maritz has congratulated Noah, "Eskom is proud to have Ayanda recognised as a leader that possesses extensive leadership skills. We are particularly proud of her dedication to her work and passion for growth and development of employees at all levels within the organisation. This affirms the critical role and expertise that women leaders play in the business,”

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Noah has a solid 25 years’ experience at Eskom. She is an electrical engineer by profession. 

The award-winning Eskom executive joined the company in 1992 as an engineer-in-training. She worked her way up the organisation. 

Before she served at her current position at Customer Services, Noah occupied the Group Executive for Distribution, being the first woman in Eskom to head that division.