New leadership at City Power

Lerato Setshedi has been appointed as City Power's new Managing Director. Photo:

The leadership at the City of Johannesburg’s (CoJ) power distribution entity, City Power, has changed hands and a new Managing Director (MD) has been appointed, effective 2 October.

Lael Bethlehem, the chairperson of the City Power Board, congratulated Lerato Setshedi on his new position and said, “The board is cognisant of the many challenges facing City Power and is looking forward to building a culture of efficiency, service and good governance under Mr Setshedi’s leadership.”

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Setshedi joined City Power in 2002 as a Maintenance Manager and rose through the ranks. He has held the following positions at the entity:

• Manager of Field Services

• General Manager of Technology

• Director of Metering Services

His academic qualifications include a Master’s Degree from the University of La Sorbonne (France), a BSc Degree in Electrical Engineering and Electronics from the University of Cape Town as well as completed programmes in Middle Management, Accelerated Management and Executive Development.

Bethlehem concluded by saying, “City Power has weathered significant challenges in the past, which includes challenges in leadership, and we wish the new MD well in his role and have full confidence that he will lead the entity to new heights.”

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