He is a management strategist with executive experience in other the public and private sectors. His areas of specialty include corporate strategy and strategic change management, Corporate governance, human resources management, labour relations, scenario planning and brand management.
Mpho is an accomplished business leader with diverse experience acquired over 31 years overall; 26 of which have been in executive and C-Suite roles in the public and private sectors.
Non-Executive Chairman of Nedbank Group Ltd (NDBKF.PK), Nedbank Ltd as well as Lead Independent Director on the Board of Invicta Holdings Limited (INVICTA).
On Friday 30 October 2022, Mpho was named Chair of the newly appointed ESKOM SOC LTD Board of Directors. He is Non-Executive Director of Platinum Group Metals (TSX:PTM) (NYSE:PLG). He further serves as Chairman of SAFCOL SOC Limited (State Forestry SOC); Epitome Investments (Pty) Ltd his family investments holdings company which holds equity interests in LPI -LionPride Investments and LRMG; Boardroom Alliance (Pty) Ltd and; Boardroom Alliance Africa (Pty) Ltd – trading as Executive Search firm Heidrick & Struggles.
He also volunteers as a Trustee on the Board of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund as well as a Board Director of FLG Modise Pentecost Foundation.
Bachelor of Administration (B. Admin) UNIZULU (1990), B.Admin Hons (University of Pretoria) (1991), Executive Development Programme (EDP) (200), Kellogg School of Management and Post. Grad Diploma, Retailing Management, University of Stirling (2008).
Eskom Board chairperson Mpho Makwana has resigned from the position, just a year after he was appointed.
Minister of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan said on Monday that Makwana will be succeeded by Mteto Nyati.
Makwana was appointed in September last year to help the power utility get out of trouble.
At the time Makwana assumed the position, Eskom had started experiencing an increase in load shedding, with higher stages of power cuts being implemented.
Eskom has been struggling over the last few years and has delayed submitting its audited financial statements to Parliament by the end of September.
The power utility suffered a loss of R5 billion in the first quarter of the current financial year.
Eskom is also under pressure to expand its transmission lines to connect renewable energy projects.
Minister of Electricity Kgosientsho Ramokgopa said recently that the power utility does not have a strong balance sheet to invest in the expansion of the grid.
Ramokgopa said they will need more than R250 billion to expand the grid, and they are courting the private sector to invest in the project.
Eskom has been without a CEO since André de Ruyter resigned last December.
The Standing Committee on Public Accounts (Scopa) will meet on Tuesday to discuss the legal opinion on a senior police official regarding making a submission to the committee.
This relates to the bombshell that was dropped by De Ruyter that there were cartels operating at Eskom. De Ruyter also said high-ranking politicians were involved in corruption and looting at Eskom.