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Phindile Nzimande is CEO of the National Energy Regulator of South Africa. She was previously CEO of EDI Holdings, the state owned company tasked with project managing the restructuring of the electricity distribution industry. She joined the Metropolitan Council of Johannesburg in 1996 and was appointed executive director of contract management for the city of Johannesburg, managing the relationships between the city and its municipally owned entities. She began her career in government as strategic management team advisor to the then Gauteng Member of the Executive Council for Housing and Local Government. She was previously in private practice at a law firm in Pretoria and Wright Rose Innes. She graduated from Wits University. Phindile has served on a number of boards such as Nurcha, a presidential lead project established to facilitate investment in the financing of low cost housing and Sanparks. She currently serves on the boards of Momentum, Common Purpose and the Wits University Council. Phindile is the proud mother of a single child, Thandolwethu. She is a Fellow of the sixth class of the Africa Leadership Initiative-South Africa and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.