• 9 September 2021

Deloitte launches the Women at the Wheel management training programme

Alchemy by Deloitte has designed this virtual programme to enhance the leadership capabilities of women in the automotive industry, with a focus on key trends effecting this sector.


The world is changing and with it the skills we need to make a success of our careers and businesses.

To address the challenges of this new digital and somewhat socially distant world, Dr Martyn Davies, Automotive Sector Leader for Deloitte Africa, together with world leading faculty have designed a bespoke programme for women in the automotive trade.

According to Dr Davies, the course will leave participants with insights into the latest trends shaping the global automotive industry, a better understanding of the new emerging business models that are showing up, a way of rethinking the financing solutions available to meet client demand and an understanding of how financial innovation is impacting the automotive industry and retail sector.

The course has a strong focus on leadership and the importance of promoting diversity and inclusion as a critical business priority.

Dr Davies will be joined by an esteemed panel of subject matter experts with industry knowledge from around the globe. Some of these speakers include:

  • Sebastian Pfeifle, Global Automotive Financial Services Lead, Deloitte
  • Prof Sope Williams-Elegb, Professor and Deputy Director, African Procurement Law Unit, Stellenbosch University
  • Tinashe Ruzane, CEO and Co-founder, FlexClub
  • Roksana Ciurysek-Gedir, Chairwoman: Impact Advisory Board, White Oak Global Advisors
  • Dr Marco Hecker, Chief Strategy Officer & Auto Sector Leader, Deloitte China
  • Aarti Takoordeen, Chief Financial Officer, JSE Limited
  • Yanesh Naidoo, Director: Sales & Design, JendaMark
  • Clive Prevost, CEO, Torq Consulting
  • Ica van Eeden, Associate Director: Strategy & Operations, Deloitte Consulting
  • Mike Vincent, Director: Strategy Automotive, Deloitte Consulting
  • Talitha Muller; Future of Work Programme Manager, Deloitte

The virtual programme consists of 6 modules hosted by Deloitte. Each module will last 2.5 hours and will commence from the 14 September 2021.

The course will be supported by Dealerfloor and the team at Absa Vehicle and Asset Finance (AVAF), who will finance the participation of 20 women in the retail sector and at AVAF to join the course.

If you are interested in participating, please contact the programme manager, Shalain Habelgaarn, shabelgaarn@deloitte.co.za . Please provide the promo code #WatW21 to receive a 10% discount when registering.

For more information or assistance, please feel free to contact the Dealerfloor team at hello@dealerfloor.co.za.

Format: Women at the Wheel

  1. The Future of Automotive Financial & Mobility Services
  2. Future of Mobility
  3. Digitalisation in Automotive Retail
  4. Leadership and Performance for Women
  5. Future of Work in Automotive
  6. Evaluating New Business Models through Case Studies

Find the full brochure here: Deloitte Alchemy Women at the Wheel Final