Country Coordinators

Experts in the field of power utility management who will curate country information relating to the power sector for that particular country. Their tasks will include collating, collecting and updating information.

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Thakane Makume

Thakane Makume has a long time experience in the power utility, which includes among others; electricity distribution and management, corporate planning, electrification projects management and was also involved in the development of a curriculum in MSc in Sustainable Energy program envisioned by the National University of Lesotho.

She is a qualified Strategic Planner. She holds an MBA from Management College of Southern Africa (MANCOSA), Masters in Strategic Planning and a PhD in Strategic Planning and Management both from the Atlantic International University in Honolulu Hawaii USA.

South Africa

Izak du Plessis

Izak has wide experience in Utility Management including Financial Management, General Management, Operational Management and Strategy & Risk Management.  He has gained comprehensive experience as a strategist, corporate planner and risk manager.He has been in the Power industry for more than 30 years.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (SA), has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University Graduate School of Business and holds a Masters in Commerce (Financial Management) from the University of Pretoria.