South Africa


 ABB Southern Africa 


Ms Tryphinah Nkomo is a Sales and marketing Manager for ABB Southern Africa, Industry Automation- Energy Industry business line.

She assumed this position from July 2019. She is responsible for sales and marketing for Power, Water, Oil, Gas and chemicals EC&I solutions across Southern Africa.

She joined ABB South Africa in June 2015 as the Country Service Manager and was part of the executive team. Her main responsibility was to drive the ABB service strategy and ensure growth of the service business within Southern Africa by showcasing the ABB world class Technology. This was mainly achieved by collaborating with all four divisions within ABB and presenting a one ABB to all customers. She has been in the Energy Industry for more than 20yrs.

She is an Electrical engineer, she started her career with Eskom Transmission in 1999 as a trainee and then worked for Eskom for 5yrs at the Eskom Distribution- Network analyst Engineer and Transmission- Protection Settings Engineer/Senior Technician. She then joined the private sector from 2005, where she has managed to assume different positions i.e sales engineer, project manager, operations manager and BU manager.

She is mentor and is passionate about people development. Her leadership experience is enhanced by her various leadership roles in different top companies the likes as, ABB (Pty) Ltd- Country Service manager, Siemens (Pty) Ltd-Business Unit Manager (High Voltage Products), Business Unit manager (Energy Automation), Operations Manager (Energy Automation) and Protection Sales Engineer.

She has also worked for POWERTECH IST Energy as a Project Manager.

She holds a Masters in Economics, Strategy and Project Leadership (University Paris 1 Pantheon –Sorbonne) BSc Hon. In Technology Management (University of Pretoria) BTech in Electrical Engineering H.C. (Vaal University of Technology) National High Diploma in Electrical Engineering HC (Vaal University of Technology) Certificate in Electrical Engineering (Johannesburg Technical college) Registered as a professional engineering technician with ECSA

She strongly believes in economic emancipation for women. The Energy sector is still male dominated however and she believes that women have a role to play in this space. Women need to be granted similar if not equal opportunities to showcase their capabilities.

She aspires to be one of the key decision makers in her field of expertise. She wants to be part of an initiative that will drive this forward. She’s very passionate about African women development. Her personal motto is tomorrow is not guaranteed.