UNU-IAS, with support from the African Development Bank Group External Representation Office for Asia (ASRO) and the Embassy of the Republic of South Africa in Japan, will organize a seminar on Energy Supply for South Africa’s Sustainable Development. Thavapragasen Govender, Member of the Executive Management Committee, Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd Group, will serve as guest speaker. Ben Ngubane, Chairman of Eskom South Africa and South Africa’s Ambassador to Japan from 2004 to 2008, will also be in attendance.
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18:00 Opening remarks
18:05 Brief remarks
Ben Ngubane, Chairman of Eskom South Africa
18:15 Lecture: Energy Supply for South Africa’s Sustainable Development
Thavapragasen Govender, Member, Executive Management Committee, Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd Group
19:00 Q & A
19:30 Closing remarks
[To be followed by a short coffee/tea reception, allowing individual conversations with the guest lecturer]
Thavapragasen Govender is an accomplished business executive with over 27 years of experience in the energy industry. He is a member of the Executive Management Committee (EXCO) of Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd, acting as Group Executive for Transmission and Risk & Sustainability. He is also a Director of the Eskom Enterprises SOC Ltd Group, a member of the Board of the Rotek and Roshcon Group, and Chairman of the Council of the Eskom Academy of Learning. He has held the position of Governor of the Board of the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) Atlanta Centre. He is a Board member of the USA-based Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), a member of the Executive Committee of the Southern African Power Pool (SAPP), and Vice President of the Steering Board of GO15 (a body comprised of the largest electricity transmission grid operators in the world).
Mr. Govender holds a BS (Chemistry and Biochemistry) from the University of Durban-Westville and a BS(Hons) in Energy Studies from the Rand Afrikaans University. He also has completed a management development programme through the University of South Africa, a nuclear reactor technology programme at MIT, and the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. He is a member of the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions.
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