Mr Shadrach Ivan Laban has 37 years in the electricity distribution industry with special expertise in the installation and maintenance of electrical equipment. A multi-skilled individual with middle and senior management experience, keen to apply technical knowledge and skills already gained. Currently a Senior Manager experienced in directing projects and staff in fast paced, results-orientated environment, whose job purpose is to manage the provision of a 24 hour faults, emergency and breakdown service to eThekwini Electricity customers by planning, organizing, directing, controlling and evaluating all Operations activities in the most efficient and effective manner, thereby ensuring security, reliability and integrity of the electricity supply is maintained.

Mr Laban is the Project Manager for Advanced Distribution Management System (ADMS) and Distribution Automation (DA) projects at eThekiwini Electricity. He is an associate member of the South African Institute of Electrical Engineers and also registered with the Engineering Council of South Africa. Major projects involved the construction of new electrical sub stations and the installation of new equipment, Advanced Distribution Management System(ADMS), Distribution Automation (DA), Smart Grid and minor projects involved on the on-going participation in national and international work groups to determine policies, standards and regulations.