Chief Operating Officer and Executive Director
Christiaan Schutte’s career in the power sector spans over twenty years during which time he worked for Eskom, the South African electricity public utility which is the largest producer of electricity in Africa, and held a number of senior management positions. Most recently he was Senior General Manager of the Group Technology Division and responsible for all the engineering functions at Eskom, including design accountability for new power stations, transmission lines and distribution development. Prior to this he was Senior General Manger of the Generation Division, managing five power stations with over 18,000MW total installed capacity, an operational budget of 3.8 billion Rand and a capital budget just under 4 billion Rand. Operational experience was gained at Majuba power station, which he also integrated into a single cluster operation, and Kendal power station. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering.