André de Ruyter (born in Pretoria) is the Chief Executive Officer and Director at Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd.

He sits as a member of the board of Nampak Holdings (UK) Ltd. and Nampak Plastics Europe Ltd.

He served as the Managing Director at Sasol Olefins and Surfactants Pty Ltd.


André de Ruyter biography
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NameAndré Marinus de Ruyter
Age51 years old
NationalitySouth African
Place of birthPretoria, South Africa
Alma materNyenrode Business Universiteit, Netherlands
University of South Africa
University of Pretoria
EducationBachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Civil Law degree
Bachelor of Law (LLB)
Marital statusmarried


André de Ruyter is about 51 years old and his place of birth is in Pretoria, South Africa.


André de Ruyter background
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He attended the University of Pretoria from where he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree.

He also obtained a Bachelor of Civil Law degree and Bachelor of Law (LLB) from the University of South Africa (UNISA).

Mr. André holds an MBA from Nyenrode Business Universiteit, Netherlands.


Mr. André is married and his union is blessed with three (3) children. He resides in Johannesburg with his family.


He boasts of over 30 years of experience and has plied his trade both in South Africa and internationally in various portfolios in the energy space.

His experience covers the management of coal, oil, chemical, and gas businesses. 

Mr. André’s experience covers several disciplines like strategic leadership, commodities, sales, manufacturing and production, economic, finance and corporate structuring, legal and regulation, people management and socio-economic development, corporate knowledge, governance and risk management, and knowledge of global markets and business operations.

He boasts of over 20 years of experience and contributing in many senior roles in management at the petrochemicals group Sasol.

Mr. André was a member of the Sasol group executive committee (2009-2014).

He served as the President of China Ventures and spent time in Germany in a business turnaround and management capacity. 

In 2014, he climbed to the position of Chief Executive Officer of Nampak.

He quit the position after accepting the Group Chief Executive role at Eskom in January 2020.


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