Leadership

We employ some of the foremost authorities in the electricity sector in Africa.

  • Rob Surtees - Divisional Manager
  • Princeton Govender - Energy Trading (Acting)
  • Pranesh Ramjith - Utility Analytics
  • Santego Govender - Energy Data Solutions
  • Deborah Blane - Demand Response
  • Rob Surtees - Divisional Manager

    Rob co-founded Enerweb in 1999. Enerweb was acquired by EOH in 2012 and has been renamed EOH Energy Solutions & Analytics (EOH ESA). He has experience as a Senior Engineer and Executive Manager in Eskom, the South African national utility, where he managed the Power System Dynamics, the Utility Load Research, and the Demand Side Management groups. His areas of interest include Quality of Supply Standards, Static VAR Compensation, Integrated Resource Planning, Long-term Load Forecasting, Demand Response and Electricity Pricing.

    Qualifications

    • BSc Eng (Electrical);
    • MSc Eng;
    • MBA;
    • Pr. Eng.

    Key Skills

    • Energy information systems;
    • Demand response;
    • Electricity pricing;
    • Energy management;
    • Demand Side Management;
    • Business management.

  • Princeton Govender - Energy Trading (Acting)

    Princeton has more than 10 years’ experience in the IT and electricity industries and specialises in energy trading in the SADC region. He has held key roles implementing energy trading solutions for several African utilities, consisting of project management, business analysis, support and training, system configuration and software testing. He is the product owner for ETS (Electricity Trading System) and MTP (Market Trading Platform), our two flagship energy trading products. He is currently acting manager for the Energy Trading business area.

    Qualifications

    • Diploma – Business Analysis;
    • National Certificate – Project Management.

    Key Skills

    • Business analysis;
    • Project management;
    • Product management;
    • Business management;
    • Electricity trading and energy markets.

  • Pranesh Ramjith - Utility Analytics

    Pranesh’s work experience includes business and system analysis, and developing, designing and deploying various applications and IT enterprise systems. He has been instrumental in the design and development of the Business Event Notifier currently deployed in various SCADA environments across the country, has worked on the Eskom Data Hub (data warehouse) and was involved in the design and architecture for a Long Term Load Forecasting solution. Pranesh is currently responsible for the Utility Analytics business area.

    Qualifications

    • BSc (Applied Mathematics, Computer Science);
    • BSc Honours (Computer Science).

    Key Skills

    • Analysis, design, architecture, development, implementation, system administration and Business Intelligence;
    • Strong understanding and knowledge of J2EE architecture, EJB, design patterns, XML, XSD, web services, JSP, SOA and application servers.

  • Santego Govender - Energy Data Solutions

    Santego has over 10 years’ experience in energy data solutions and analytics, and has worked on various products and projects in the electricity industry. He specialises in M&V data management operation, meter data management, automated meter reading, project management, analysis software quality assurance and testing, and software maintenance and support management. He is currently responsible for the Energy Data Solutions business area.

    Qualifications

    • MBA (current);
    • Postgraduate Diploma (Henley Business School) – Management;
    • Diploma – Business Analysis;
    • Diploma – Quality Assurance & Software Testing;
    • International Software Testing Qualifications Board (ISTQB) – Test Manager.

    Key Skills

    • Energy information systems;
    • Energy management;
    • Business management;
    • Project management;
    • Software test management;
    • Business analysis.

  • Deborah Blane - Demand Response

    Deborah manages the Demand Response business area of Energy Solutions & Analytics, and has been responsible for the 24/7/365 day demand response service provided to Eskom for the last 10 years. Deborah’s work experience includes building and project managing the DRPro Demand Response Management Platform. She has experience in the IT and Electricity Pricing departments in Eskom. She specialises in project management and has experience across a range of industries and technologies. She has worked in Australia for a number of years, and has 18 years’ IT systems and projects experience, and 12 years’ utility experience. She has a passion for quality and business process reengineering.

    Qualifications

    • BComm (Information System and Finance);
    • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification;
    • Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification;
    • Graduate Programme in Utility Management.

    Key Skills

    • Demand response systems;
    • Energy management;
    • Demand Side Management;
    • Business management;
    • Project management.