South Africa’s Nuclear Corporation Gets New CEO

  • Mr Loyiso Tyabashe has been appointed as the new group CEO for the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (NECSA). 
  • Tyabashe, who holds a MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town, is currently Eskom’s senior manager for nuclear project management.

Mr Loyiso Tyabashe CEO. Image credit: NECSA

“Upon its appointment in January 2020, the NECSA board set amongst its key short-term objectives overseeing development of a turn-around strategy, appointment of the GCEO, and keeping Necsa afloat,” pointed out “The appointment of Mr Tyabashe is on track as Necsa is on the brink of reconfiguring itself into a more aligned, profitable entity and world leader in nuclear research and development,” said board chairperson, David Nicholls.

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Since December 2017 Necsa has been led by interim group CEOs. From July 2019 this role was fulfilled by Ayanda Myoli. “Mr Myoli steered the ship during a very difficult period,” highlighted Nicholls. “He was there to advise the new board on strategic issues and was able to assist in many ways.”

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