Necsa, South Africa
Mr Loyiso Tyabashe is the Group Chief Executive Officer of the South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa), appointed in January 2021. He is a professional engineer with over 20 years technical and leadership experience in the nuclear industry.
He started his engineering career in the automotive industry where he worked as a Production and a Design Engineer. Thereafter, he joined Eskom’s nuclear business, working in various strategic roles in Engineering, Operations, Maintenance Planning and Execution, Internal Oversight, and Project Management. His final assignment at Eskom was leading the nuclear new build project, a role which also saw him being part of key advisory structures of the South African Government’s nuclear build programme.
In the course of his career, Mr Tyabashe has acquired vast global nuclear experience from the leading international nuclear organisations such as Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) through participation in various nuclear programmes. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Cape Town (UCT), as well as the Executive Leadership Programme (ELP) qualification from UCT’s Graduate School of Business.