André de Ruyter is the former Group Chief Executive (GCE) of Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.
Over a 30-year career, André de Ruyter has plied his trade both locally and internationally in various portfolios in the energy space. He has significant experience in managing coal, oil, chemical and gas businesses. He also spent more than 20 years of his work life making a contribution in a number of senior management roles at petrochemicals group Sasol. He was a member of the Sasol group executive committee from 2009 to 2014, and spent some time in China as President of China Ventures and also in Germany in a business turnaround and management capacity. He was appointed as CEO of Nampak in 2014 – a position he left when he accepted the Group Chief Executive role at Eskom in January this year (2020).
André holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Nyenrode Business University in the Netherlands, a Bachelor of Law (LLB) which he obtained from the University of South Africa as well as a Bachelor of Civil Law and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pretoria.