• November 4, 2023 12:39 am

Calib Cassim Discusses Eskom CEO and CFO Roles

Sep 30, 2023
Calib Cassim Discusses Eskom CEO and CFO Roles

Eskom’s acting CEO, Calib Cassim, has refrained from disclosing any information about the appointment of a permanent CEO, nearly seven months after André de Ruyter’s departure. Cassim also mentioned that he has not applied for the CEO position and is in discussions regarding the extension of his contract as Eskom’s CFO.

Calib Cassim Discusses Eskom CEO and CFO Roles

Cassim made these statements during an Eskom briefing on the state of the grid and the outlook for the summer season. Reports suggest that the chances of appointing a permanent Eskom CEO before Cassim’s contract expires in December are slim, partly due to issues involving the preferred candidate.

Cassim declined to comment further on the matter during the briefing, stating that it is being addressed, and the board will notify the public once a selection is made. Regarding his potential contract extension as CFO, Cassim mentioned that discussions are ongoing to determine whether it makes sense for him to continue in the role.

Cassim took on the role of interim group Eskom CEO in February following De Ruyter’s departure, which was mutually agreed upon by the board. De Ruyter left the utility after making controversial statements during a media interview and facing criticism from Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan.

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