Management Team

Johnny A. Dladla

Chairman & Executive Director

Johnny is an accomplished leader with over 30 years of experience in the energy industry spent at various executive and strategic roles. His valued contribution spans across mining, oil and petroleum, and energy sectors, of which Johnny was a Chief Executive Offcer for Eskom Enterprises Group and its subsidiaries. He later joined and led Consolidated Power Projects Group (CONCO) as the CEO.

CONCO has three decades of experience in transmission, distribution and power infrastructure development as a leader in providing turnkey energy solutions to a multitude of customers across the African Continent and Middle East.

Johnny has executed major Energy Infrastructure projects and managed O & M businesses in Generation, Transmission, Distribution & construction of Renewable turnkey projects. He has built sustainable relationships and a legacy of service excellence with major local and multinational clients.

Mark Marucchi

Chief Operating Officer

Mark has over 20 years experience in the Electrical Engineering & Automation disciplines with a focus on energy management.

Mark was previously with Schneider Electric across Southern, East and West Africa resuming roles of Support Engineer, Manager of Projects and Services, VP Project Execution Centre, VP Anglophone Field Services.

Some of his achievements include project management, design and build of the largest electrical melting furnace in the southern hemisphere and successfully implemented large scale cross border projects across Ghana, Zambia and Tanzania to name a few.

He joined Conco Energy Solutions in 2019 as the Managing Director leading its growth strategy in its unique energy solutions provider of protection, automation and secondary plant installations across substations and renewable energy projects across the African Continent and Middle East. Mark is widely qualified in Electrical Engineering, Wireman’s Licence (SANS 10142) and Master Installation Electrician.

Ziggy Simelane

Substation Automation Engineer

Ziggy has more than 20 years experience in the Energy Sector, specializing in Substation Automation Projects.

Ziggy has led many Substation Automation Projects from Design to Commissioning. He has vast experience with multiple Substation Automation applications, including communication protocols, substation control, transmission, and distribution power system technologies.

He has been involved with writing design specifications and scopes of work for construction and implementation of SAS (Substation Automation System) installations involving integrated protection and control (SCADA) for new major substations.

Ziggy has an Honours Degree (BSc. Hons) in Management of Technology, B-Tech Degree in Digital Technology, and a National Diploma in Process Instrumentation

Taffy Ganye

Chief Financial Offcer

Taffy is a qualified charted accountant with over 17 years’ project finance experience in large infrastructure projects including energy and PPP projects.

His area of specialization has been on financing (debt & equity). He has worked for large financial advisory firms such as Fieldstone Private Capital Group as well as accounting firm Ernst & Young. He has also worked for commercial banks such as Nedbank as well as the Industrial Development Corporation of South Africa (“IDC”) and Development Bank of Southern Africa (“DBSA”).

Education: • CA(SA) • BComm Rhodes

Sfiso Mzobe

System Control Engineer

Sfiso has over 8 years’ experience in Substation protection and control systems.

He had accomplished a national diploma in Electrical Engineering at Durban University of Technology and higher certificate in information technology from Mancosa. B Tech in electrical engineering is still in progress at Tshwane University of Technology.

Sfiso’s current responsibility at DLO is a Direct and control SCADA, automation, telecommunication and renewable energy, automation, and control projects, from start to finish, to ensure that they are completed to the required standards within agreed timescales and within tendered scope.

Sfiso’s key experience from his previous company, which is Actom Protection and control include, but are not limited to the following: Testing and commissioning MV and LV switchgear, Substation protection using different relays, Generator and motor protection, Metering, Commissioning substation automation system, Testing and commissioning SCADA PLC and HMI, Programing and testing RTU Panels, Designing CCTV, Designing weather or meteorological stations and Software installation.

Sfiso has high experience working with Eskom, City Power, City of Tshwane, Ekurhuleni and many more private companies such as mines.

Michelle Donaldson

Project Finance Business Partner

Michelle is a seasoned individual with more than 20 years experience in the electrical industry.

Michelle joined the Conco group in 2008 focused on project finance in electrical infrastructure projects.

She has streamlined processes and manages all our long-term contracts from cradle to grave, she engages with customers and suppliers local as well as abroad ensuring the effcient on time delivery.

She supports all renewables projects as the project finance controller challenging the project team on expenditure and profitability while being customer centric.

Rakhi Bodasing

SHEQ Custodian

Rahki is the SHEQ custodian of DLO Energy Solutions and is responsible for maintaining the company’s exemplary safety record.

Rahki ensures that all the health and safety systems and process are kept up to date with the latest requirements ensuring compliance to local legislation as well meeting our customers requirements. She continuously updates the workshop and site teams making sure they are well trained and adhere to all safe working practises.