Johannesburg - Eskom on Wednesday appointed veteran executive, Bheki Nxumalo, as group executive for generation effective from July 1.
In October last year, Thava Govender tendered his resignation as Eskom's group executive for generation after working for the power utility for 27 years in various capacities.
Phakamani Hadebe, Eskom's outgoing chief executive, said Nxumalo’s appointment strengthens the power utility's executive structure and provides impetus to Eskom's technical plans of achieving operational efficiency.
"Generation is a critical portfolio within Eskom and we are happy that the successful candidate is from within Eskom’s ranks," Hadebe said.
"We welcome the fact that he brings extensive experience, relevant qualifications in the power generation industry and has a good track record in his previous roles at Eskom."