Isuzu Motors South Africa announced its new expanded board of directors, effective from 1 December this year. This happens at the back of just 4 years of a journey of end-to-end business transformation to drive growth and expansion for the local OEM.
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This brings the current board of Isuzu to eight members. The four new incoming board members are:
Penelope Mkhwanazi (Senior Vice President Revenue Generation Rest of Africa and International Markets). Her career spans various industries, including manufacturing, mining and construction, fast-moving consumer goods and entrepreneurship. She has a proven track record that has yielded great business value through the various leadership roles within which she has performed.
Komane Pitso (Senior Vice President Commercial Operations). He spent almost 20 years in the fast-moving consumer goods industry in various supply chain roles, from procurement through to external logistics and customer collaboration. He also has experience in developing production facilities in other sub-Saharan African countries and has gained logistics and operations expertise in several countries in West, East and Southern Africa.
Dominic Rimmer (Senior Vice President Technical Operations) brings 40 years of automotive experience, which have been predominantly in Engineering and Product Planning. His expertise is rooted in end-to-end technical knowledge that spreads across all technical fields as well as both product and programme planning. He joined manufacturing under the General Motors umbrella as a graduate-in-training and progressed from operational to executive roles.
Craig Uren (Senior Vice President Revenue Generation for Southern African Customs Union). He has 32 years of automotive experience; he joined as a graduate-in-training for General Motors. He brings in-depth end-to-end sales knowledge, including distribution in both LCV and CV. Although his experience has always been in market-facing roles, he had a stint in Product Planning. Craig was part of the team that formed Isuzu Truck SA, which he ran as a Chief Operations Officer until the merger in 2018.
The incoming directors will all continue to serve in their current roles as Senior Vice Presidents of Isuzu Motors South Africa.
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