Makgola MakololoMakgola Makololo


South Africa

 

Occupational Information


Occupation: Engineering

Occupational Position: Chief Director for Energy in the South African Government’s Department of Public Enterprises

Professional History


Makgola Makololo is the Chief Director for Energy in the South African Government’s Department of Public Enterprises, with shareholder oversight on Eskom and the Pebble Bed Modular Reactor (PBMR). Born in a village from Limpopo, Makgola is a qualified electrical engineer at Eskom and Sasol.

She was elected as one of the top 80 emerging leaders in science and technology in Africa and the Middle East by the US State Department, and participated in TechWomen in 2013, an exchange programme for women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. She serves as a non-executive director on the board of Zenzele Technology Center, an incubator of SEDA - the Small Enterprise Development Agency - that assists small-scale miners develop mining technologies and build sustainable businesses.

She is a co-founder of STEM-IT-FWD, an NGO that works to stimulate interest and support young black girls to take up a career in STEM.

Qualifications


BSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of KwaZulu Natal
MBA from the Gordon Institute of Business Science at the University of Pretoria

Programs


2019 Archbishop Desmond Tutu Leadership Fellow

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