Master Specialist, Eskom
Dr. Rob Stephen was born in Johannesburg, South Africa. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in 1979 with a BSc Electrical Engineering degree. He joined Eskom the electrical utility in 1980. He holds both MSc and MBA degrees as well as a PhD in overhead line design. He is currently a master specialist in the technology group in Eskom and is responsible for transmission and distribution technologies of all voltages covering both AC and DC. He is past chairman of Cigre SC B2 on overhead lines, has held positions in Cigre of special reporter and working group chairman, and has authored more than 100 technical papers. He was elected international president of Cigre in 2016.