Isuzu Motors SA (IMSA) has announced that Komane Pitso is the new Senior Vice President for Commercial Operations at the Vehicle Conversion and Distribution Centre at Markman in Gqeberha.
The Commercial Operations Department has been established to provide efficacy in Supply Chain Management, Localisation, Procurement and Supplier Quality. Komane joins IMSA as a highly knowledgeable supply chain, procurement and localisation expert and leader.
He studied Procurement and Logistics and spent almost 20 years in the FMCG industry in various supply chain roles, from procurement engaging with suppliers, through to external logistics and customer collaborations.
He also has experience in developing production facilities in other sub-Saharan African countries and has gained logistics and operations experience in countries in West, East and Southern Africa.
Mongezi Hermans, Senior Vice President Human Capital & Corporate Affairs at Isuzu, says: "We welcome Komane Pitso to Isuzu Motors and wish him all the best with his appointment in this crucial role. He comes with vast experience, and we look forward to some fresh innovative ideas that will develop localisation opportunities for IMSA, in particular aligning to The South African Automotive Masterplan (SAAM) 2035.”
Hitting the ground running, Komane says his vision is to see IMSA being an automotive powerhouse in Africa, continuously growing volume and value, and empowering its people.
Komane holds a BTech degree in Purchasing Management.
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