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Tshilidzi Marwala

Independent Non-Executive Director

Born 28-07-1971

Tshilidzi Marwala is an Independent Non-Executive Director for EOH Holdings. He also serves as a Deputy Chairman of the Limpopo Business Support Agency.

Professional details

Current Position(s)

Executive Committee Member | South African Academy of Engineering
Pretoria | 2008 - present

Trustee | Carl & Emily Fuchs Foundation
Johannesburg | 2006 - present

Trustee | Bradlow Foundation
Johannesburg | 2006 - present

Board Member | EOH (Pty) Ltd
Johannesburg | 2006 - present

Board Member | Johannesburg City Power
Johannesburg | 2005 - present

Independent Non-Executive Director | EOH HOLDINGS LTD

ICT and Telecommunications

Previous Position(s)

Visiting Fellow | Wolfson College, University of Cambridge
2007 - 2008

South African Research Chair | School of Electrical & Information Engineering | University of the Witwatersrand
2007 - 2008

Chairman | Telkom Local Loop Unbundling Committee
South Africa | 2006 - 2007

Deputy Chairman | Limpopo Business Support Agency
Limpopo | 2006 - 2008

Visiting Fellow | Harvard University
2006 - 2007

The Carl and Emily Fuchs Chair of Systems and Control Engineering | School of Electrical & Information Engineering | University of the Witwatersrand
2006 - 2008

Chair of Systems Engineering | University of the Witwatersrand
Johannesburg | 2006 - 2008

Professor | Electrical Engineering | University of the Witwatersrand
2005 - 2006

Board Member | State Information and Technology Agency
Pretoria | 2005 - 2008

Board Member | Statistics South Africa
Pretoria | 2005 - 2008

Board Member | National Advisory Council on Innovation
Pretoria | 2004 - 2008

Professor Extraordinarius | Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering |
Pretoria | 2003 - 2005

Associate Professor | Electrical Engineering | University of the Witwatersrand
2003 - 2005

Technology Development Consultant | South African Breweries Limited
2002 - 2003

Executive Assistant to the technical director | South African Breweries Limited
2001 - 2002

Research Associate | Electrical and Electronics Engineering | Imperial College London
South Kensington, United Kingdom | 2000 - 2001

Project Engineer | Council for Scientific and Industrial Research
1995 - 1995

Educational history


Case Western Reserve University

Completed 1995

Bachelor of Science

University of Pretoria

Completed 1997

Master of Engineering

Business Media in Education Initiative

Completed 2003

Governance, Risk and Ethics

University of Cambridge

Completed 2000

Doctor of Philosophy

University of the Witwatersrand - Wits Business School

Completed 2004

Technical Analysis and Fund Management

University of London

Completed 2001

Post Doctorate

Harvard Business School

Completed 2007

Program for Leadership Development



Who's Who in Computational Science and Engineering | Saxe-Coburg Publications

100 Future Leaders | Mail and Guardian

Tuksalumni Laureate Award | University of Pretoria

Top 100 of 2004 | The Star Newspaper

Dr.T.W. Kambule Research Award | National Science and Technology Forum

Bronze Order of Mapungubwe | President Thabo Mbeki on behalf of the South African Government

Who's Who in the World | Marquis

20 Future Leaders | Mail and Guardian

President's Award | National Research Foundation

Tribute Achievers Award: Science and Technology | South African Broadcasting Corporation

Friedel Sellschop Award | University of the Witwatersrand

Best Paper Award | International Symposia on Soft Computing and Intelligent Systems for Industry

Charles Hesterman Merz Fund Award | University of Cambridge

Paper Awarded a Bronze Medal | South African Institution of Mechanical Engineers

1989 London International Youth Science Fortnight South African Delegate | London International Youth Science Organisation

Winner of the 1989 South African National Youth Science Olympiad | South African National Youth Science Olympiad



Association of Computing Machinery

Member, 2004 - present

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