The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers (SAIEE) has appointed Sicelo Xulu as its new CEO. The announcement was made in December 2018. Sicelo will start his three-year term this year, taking over the reins from Stan Bridgens who has held the position for more than 12 years.
Sicelo Xulu is a Fellow of the SAIEE. He served as President of the AMEU from 2014 to 2016. He is a Professional Engineering Technologist and is a Certified Director with the Institute of Directors of SA (IoDSA). He holds a B-Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Central University of Technology, a BSc Honours from the University of Pretoria and an MPhil in Electrical Engineering (cum laude) from the University of Johannesburg. He has completed an Accelerated Directorship Programme with IoDSA and the Executive Development Programme and Municipal Finance Management Programme with the Wits Business School.
Sicelo has worked in a range of electrical engineering capacities, starting his career at Eskom in 1995. He joined City Power in 2002 and worked his way up to become the CEO of City Power in 2012, a position he held until August 2017.
The SAIEE’s recruitment panel undertook a rigorous process of interviews and assessments of all the applicants considered for the CEO’s position at the Institute and Sicelo was selected as the best candidate for the post.
SAIEE President Dr Hendri Geldenhuys said, “We wish Sicelo all of the best in his new role as SAIEE CEO, and we trust that he will enjoy the challenge and help the SAIEE to move from strength to strength in this rapidly changing environment we live in!”