Dr Ishmael Poolo​

Central Energy Fund (CEF), Chief Executive Officer

Dr Ishmael Poolo has been the Group Chief Executive of the Central Energy Fund since April 2020.

Dr Poolo is a seasoned executive with over 20 years’ experience in
the energy sector having served in various roles at Eskom, Centlec and Sasol.

He has proven experience in initiating and executive projects and
delivering sustained results.

He is a strategist and organisational leader.

His strength lies in strategising and leading cross-functional teams in the improvement of business processes aimed at delivering shareholder value – both as a leader and expert consultant in the energy sector.

Dr Poolo is a member of the Tshwane University of Technology’s
advisory committee of the Institute for Future of Work and served as Executive Chairperson of the South African Robotics Club (SAROC).

Dr Poolo holds a PhD Management of Technology and Innovation) and MSc (Management of Technology and Innovation) both from the Da Vinci Institute, a B-Tech Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Africa and an NDip Mechanical Engineering from the Tshwane University of Technology.

He is a sought after consultant and speaker in the energy sector, an ardent reader and family man.