Senior General Manager
Eskom Renewables Business
Ayanda Nakedi currently heads Eskom’s renewables unit and has 20 years of energy experience. This experience has spanned working in what has been traditionally a man’s world (General Manager of Strategy, Technology and Assurance in the Generation Division) to that of a nurturing socially conscious role as the CEO of the Eskom Development Foundation.
Ayanda hails from Ezibeleni in Queenstown, now resides in Centurion, is married and has two children. She is a Board member of South African Wind Energy Association, Board member of TAP (Trans-Africa projects) and Eskom Finance Company. In 2013 Ayanda was awarded with the prestigious Leadership Award of Boss of the Year.
Under her guidance Eskom is implementing its first two utility scale renewable projects, the 100 MW Sere Wind Farm near Vredendal in the Western Cape and the 100 MW Upington Concentrating Solar Plant in the Northern Cape.