Calib Cassim returns to Eskom CFO role


Following the appointment of a new group chief executive, Dan Marokane, Calib Cassim will step back into the role of Eskom’s CFO at the end of March.

Calib Cassim, who is currently acting as Eskom’s group chief executive (GCE), will return to the role of CFO when the newly appointed GCE Dan Marokane assumes the role at the end of March.

“It is a privilege for me to continue serving as the CFO of Eskom,” Calib says.

“I am looking forward to continuing contributing to the collective efforts of placing Eskom on a path to sustainability through the implementation of our turnaround plans.”

Calib has been with Eskom for 21 years and served as the company’s CFO from 2017 until 2023, when former GCE Andre de Ruyter resigned and Calib stepped into the interim GCE role.

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He acknowledged the Eskom board and shareholder ministry for creating an enabling environment for him to contribute to the turnaround of the power utility. “Eskom has exceptional talent that looks to us to provide leadership. With Dan joining, we have the best shot at creating the future we want for Eskom.

“I would also like to thank Martin Buys for acting as the Eskom CFO. He has done an excellent job, and has shown leadership and dedication to our business,” Calib added.

Read more: Eskom announces new acting CFO Martin Buys

Martin will continue acting as CFO until Calib steps back into the role.

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