The chief executive role at Eskom, considered the most challenging job in corporate South Africa, is attracting interest from people who know how difficult turning around the debt-ridden state utility will be.
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An exodus of CEOs during the economic downturn is becoming alarming, particularly as there are apparently so few ready replacements.
South African Airways CEO Vuyani Jarana has quit the financially stricken state-owned company, citing a lack of funding and drop in government support for the carrier’s turnaround plan.
Eskom’s 96-year history is replete with former CEOs who rose from within the debt-laden state utility to run the company. There are few obvious choices for the next CEO to come from those same ranks.
The top job at one of South Africa’s biggest and most-troubled companies is open again for the 11th time in a decade and it’s unclear anyone is ready to fill it.