ISUZU Motors South Africa (ISUZU) announced its new expanded board of directors, effective from 01 December 2022.
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.
ISUZU’s new incoming board members are:
Ms. Penelope Mkhwanazi, Senior Vice President Revenue Generation Rest of Africa and International Markets. Mkhwanazi’s 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 that she has performed within.
Mr. Komane Pitso, Senior Vice President Commercial Operations. Pitso has 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.
Mr. Dominic Rimmer, Senior Vice President Technical Operations, brings 40 years of automotive experience which has 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.
Mr. Craig Uren, Senior Vice President Revenue Generation for Southern African Customs Union. Uren 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 South Africa which he ran as a Chief Operations Officer until the merger in 2018.
This brings the current board of ISUZU to eight board members. The new members join the Chairman of the board, Naohiro Yamaguchi (Senior Executive Officer: LCV Business, based in Japan), Billy E. Tom (President of ISUZU Motors South Africa), Mongezi Hermans (Senior Vice President Human Capital and Corporate Affairs) and Michiyuki Miura (Chief Financial Officer).
The incoming directors will all continue to serve in their current roles as Senior Vice Presidents of ISUZU Motors South Africa.
“We are pleased to have the new ISUZU Motors South Africa board members. They bring valuable experience and insights. We look forward to supporting and working with them to grow ISUZU in Africa,” said Naohiro Yamaguchi, Chairman of ISUZU Motors South Africa.
ISUZU aspires to be the leader in the manufacture and supply of light commercial and commercial vehicles, exceeding customer expectations while building on our heritage and recognising our impact on the community and environment.