Who is André De Ruyter?
Andre Marinus de Ruyter (born March 20, 1968) is a businessman from South Africa who previously worked for Sasol and Nampak.
He was appointed CEO of Eskom, South Africa’s state-owned electrical provider, in December 2019. On December 14, 2022, it was reported that he would stand down as CEO of Eskom soon.
De Ruyter was born in 1968 in Pretoria. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pretoria, a Bachelor of Civil Law certificate and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of South Africa, and a Masters of Business Administration from Nyenrode Business University.
Andre de Ruyter has a sister named Jenna Ruyter. In November of 2021, it was reported that he had given her temporary control over Eskom and that she was operating it successfully. There is not an abundance of information available about her or her credentials.
Age and Birthday
Andre de Ruyter was born in 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa. He is 53
Andre de Ruyter has a happy marriage. There is little information available about his wife, whom he effectively keeps out of the public. Andre and his wife are the proud parents of three children.
André De Ruyter has an estimated net worth of $10 million. According to sources, his salary on a monthly basis is roughly R7.04 million. Ruyter is the highest-earning board member at R7. 04 million.
In December of 2019, de Ruyter was given the position of Chief Executive Officer at Eskom, the publicly owned energy provider in South Africa. During his time in office, according to The Citizen, de Ruyter went after “coal theft syndicates,” neglected maintenance, and managed a transition toward renewable sources of energy. However, while his presidency, South Africa had some of the most severe blackouts in the country’s history.
On the 12th of December in 2022, de Ruyter submitted his resignation as the Chief Executive Officer of Eskom. On the following day, when he was at work, he allegedly drank a cup of coffee that contained cyanide, which he was unaware had been added to the beverage. Following the provision of medical care, a report of attempted homicide was filed with the South African Police Service.
Andre serves on the boards of Nampak Plastics Europe Ltd. and Nampak Holdings (UK) Ltd. In addition, he was the CEO of Sasol Olefins and Surfactants Pty Ltd. Four months after Phakamani Hadebe stepped down as CEO and Director of Eskom Holdings, Andre was appointed to the same positions.
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