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Eaton appoints new MD for Africa


Power management company Eaton has announced the appointment of Seydou Kane as MD for the Africa region, effective from 1 June 2016.
Seydou replaces Shane Kilfoil who will be moving to a global role within Eaton in the US.
Seydou will bring a wide-ranging experience to advance Eaton’s offering and support to the region. Under his leadership, Eaton will continue to be committed to delivering quality products and services to its customers, developing the skills of its local partners and remaining the partner of choice in commercial construction, utilities, mining, oil and gas, solar and wind and data centres in the region.
Seydou has more than 15 years’ experience in management, sales and strategic marketing in four continents. Prior to taking on the role as MD at Eaton, he held several key management positions including Western Africa cluster leader and MD, senior account manager, growth aeader – Africa, marketing manager, and internal consulting and strategy at Du Pont over the past nine years across South Africa, Nigeria and Switzerland.
He also held various positions at Sweda Group and Allianz Group in Spain, Hong Kong, Brazil and Chile from 1999-2005.
“Effective and exemplary leadership is key to the success of any business organisation and I am excited to bring my industry insights and expertise to Eaton Africa as we work towards increased regional growth and expansion,” Kane says.
He is a Master’s of Business Administration graduate from IMD business school in Switzerland, has a Bachelor’s degree from ESSCA in France and a Black Belt certification in Six Sigma. He has an excellent proven record in driving sales and developing talent across the continent and will be an instrumental addition to the Eaton Africa team.