Ntombifuthi Ntuli to steer R200bn wind energy sector as SAWEA's new CEO
The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has appointed Ntombifuthi Ntuli CEO.
She is tasked with steering the R200-billion wind energy industry, by "drawing on her deep knowledge and talents gained during her 14 years of experience in the energy and related sectors", the association said in a statement issued on Wednesday.
Ntuli takes the lead at the association at a pivotal time in the country’s energy dialogue, where policy and leadership will drive changes that will impact South Africa’s future economic growth.
"The energy transition requires deep thought and an aptitude for working across a number of government sectors, as well as labour groups and civil society," the association pointed out.
“We are proud to welcome Ntombifuthi, who brings over a decade of energy knowledge and experience in policy and research to the table, together with an understanding of the local manufacturing, development and the broad economic impact of the renewable energy industry,” added SAWEA chairperson Mercia Grimbeek.
Ntuli most recently worked for the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research as a research group leader in the energy industry, where she focused on assessing the economic impacts of the energy sector transition including on jobs; small, medium-sized and microenterprise development; industrialisation; and socioeconomic development.
She holds an MPhil degree in Energy Studies from the University of Johannesburg and a Certificate in Economic and Development Policy from the University of the Witwatersrand.
She is an alumna of the US International Visitor Leadership Programme, as well as the African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics