Eskom bets on IT veteran Mteto Nyati as next board chairman

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Mteto succeeds Mpho Makwana who will step down at the end of October.

Eskom has announced that IT veteran Mteto Nyati will become the power utility’s next board chairperson. The appointment comes after soon-to-be former Eskom chairperson Mpho Makwana resigned as board chairman, and will remain in that role until the end of October when Mteto steps in.

Mteto is currently chairman of Business Systems Group (BSG), a South African consulting and technology company. He previously served as CEO of Altron, CEO of MTN South Africa, managing director at Microsoft South Africa, director of global technology services at IBM, managing consultant at Nampak, and engineering manager at Tastic Rice.

Mteto was a panellist at this year's CIO Day, where he explained that South Africans needed to start operating at a higher level to beat the current national crises, read more. He is also the founder and executive chairman of Wazo Investments and the author of Betting on a Darkie.

Mteto holds a BSc in mechanical engineering from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is a former chief executive officer in the telecommunications industry, and has held senior leadership and executive roles in multinational IT companies such as IBM and Microsoft. In 2004, Mteto was named one of Yale University’s world fellows on global leadership.

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