When current CEO Brian Dames leaves Eskom at the end of March, an interim CEO will be appointed in his place. Andrew Etzinger, spokesperson for the company, has said that no replacement has been found yet, but the process is underway.
When questioned about his reasons for resigning, Dames said in December that “I just want to have a rest… The job takes a lot out of you. Really it never ends. I normally say to people that I just want a life. I want to pay attention to my family. They have sacrificed a lot.”
Meanwhile, Eskom has placed an advertisement in the Sunday papers to find a replacement CEO to permanently fill the position and “lead a R128.8 billion revenue organisation with 46 000 employees, inspiring significant change, performance, and service delivery, to ‘power our nation’ and continent and build the powerhouse for sustainable growth and development in the region.”
The advertisement expects suitable applicants to have a post-graduate degree and ideally, knowledge of electrical engineering and a MBA, with experience in inspiring change in an organisation of R1.6 billion per annum and 5 000 people.
The advertisement does not mention remuneration, but Dames was reportedly earning R8.4 million.