Eskom Pension and Provident Fund CFO Shafeeq Abrahams steps into CEO role

Shafeeq Abrahams has taken over from Linda Mateza as the EPPF’s CEO and principal.

The Eskom Pension and Provident Fund (EPPF) has appointed Shafeeq Abrahams as its new CEO and principal officer. Shafeeq took over from Linda Mateza on 1 April.

He holds a B.Comm degree from the University of Witwatersrand, as well as a B.Comm honours in accounting science, and a Master’s in business leadership, both from the University of South Africa.

Shafeeq began his career at Deloitte, where he qualified as a CA, and later joined EPPF where he held various leadership roles in finance, including his most recent role as CFO. Before joining the EPPF, he was the CFO of the National Home Builders Registration Council.

EPPF chairperson Caroline Henry said in a statement that the board of trustees has great faith and confidence in Shafeeq’s ability to lead the fund toward the its vision of being a sustainable and trusted retirement savings provider; positively impacting a change in society. “We believe that after a comprehensive search, we have chosen the right individual to lead the executive leadership team and transition the fund towards the achievement of the objectives set out in our 2024 strategy.”