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Polestar names Tim Heldmann as new VP for global marketing and brand management

Tim Heldmann has been named VP for global marketing and brand management for the performance brand of Volvo, Polestar. Heldmann previously served as Red Bull's global brand management division for six years and most recently as global head of consumer insights and initiative management, where he was responsible for brand strategy, market research, and consumer pricing. 11 May 2017

Nissan makes two new appointments in the EMEIA region

Nissan has appointed Peyman Kargar and Kalyana Sivagnanam for its operations in the Africa, Middle East and Indian regions. 29 Mar 2017

UD Trucks appoints Gert Swanepoel as managing director

Gert Swanepoel has been announced as the new managing director for UD Truck Southern Africa. 1 Mar 2017

Ven Pillay appointed new non-executive director for Continental Tyres SA

Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has appointed Ven Pillay as its new non-executive director and chair of its social and ethics committee. 16 Feb 2017

Standard Bank appoints Simphiwe Nghona as new group head

Former WesBank SA CEO, Simphiwe Nghona, has been appointed as Standard Bank's new group head for Vehicle and Asset Finance (VAF). 16 Feb 2017

Mark Finlayson appointed as CEO for WesBank

Motor vehicle and business financier, WesBank, has appointed Mark Finlayson as the new CEO for its motor division, effective as of 1 March 2017. 13 Feb 2017

JJ Dowling to replace Wayne Brown as GM at CTSA

Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has named JJ Dowling as the replacement for Wayne Brown as its new general manager for manufacturing at its Port Elizabeth plant. 10 Feb 2017

Ramsoomar to lead Nissan sales and operations

Nissan South Africa has appointed Leslie Ramsoomar as its new head of sales and operations: SAF. 8 Dec 2016

New marketing director for Nissan South Africa

Kabelo Rabotho has been appointed as the new marketing director for Nissan South Africa. 8 Dec 2016

Gutridge appointed at BRiNK's UK plant

BRiNK Towing Systems South Africa managing director, Mark Gutridge, has been appointed in a similar role at BRiNK Towing Systems United Kingdom. 29 Nov 2016

Mercedes-Benz SA appoints new vice president

Nadia Trimmel has been appointed as the new vice president for Mercedes-Benz South Africa for Mercedes-Benz Vans in Canada - she previously served as national sales manager for the group. 16 Nov 2016

Vuyi Mpofu named Subaru brand safety ambassador

Subaru southern Africa has named Vuyi Mpofu as its safety brand ambassador. 10 Oct 2016

Lambrechts appointed as Mercedes-Benz Vans Canada VP

Mercedes-Benz Vans South Africa vice president, Nicolette Lambrechts, has been appointed as the new vice president for Mercedes-Benz Vans Canada. 5 Oct 2016

Bridgestone appoints CEO

Tyre and rubber manufacturer, Bridgestone, has appointed the previous CEO of Perelli's LATAM division, Paolo Ferrari, as its new president and chief executive officer for the company's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) business unit based in Zaventem, Belgium. 20 Jul 2016

Nissan SA HR manager gets promoted

Nissan SA's first female HR manager, Charmaine Lemao, has been promoted to head of talent management for the Renault Nissan Alliance AMI region. 5 Jul 2016

GM Israel appoints general manager

General Motors South Africa has promoted Louis Marits to general manager of vehicle sales, service and marketing for General Motors Israel. 1 Jul 2016

Serco appoints new production manager

Truck and trailer body building company, Serco, has appointed Arnold Loois as its new production manager for its Cape Town branch. 20 Jun 2016

Hyundai Motor Company recruits Sang Yup Lee

The former head of exterior and advanced design at Bentley, Sang Yup Lee, has been appointed as vice president by the Hyundai Motor Company for their design centre. 18 May 2016

New executive commercial for Avis Budget southern Africa

Rebone Motsatsi has been appointed executive commercial for Avis Budget southern Africa. 7 Apr 2016

KTM South Africa appoints new marketing manager

With 10 years' car industry experience, Riaan Neveling has been appointed the new marketing manager at KTM South Africa. 30 Mar 2016

New appointments at Toyota Motor Corporation

The Toyota Motor Corporation (Japan) has announced the following appointments within the global management structure which impacts on Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) and the Africa Region: • Dr Johan van Zyl has been appointed chairman of TSAM. 30 Mar 2016

First female production unit head appointed at VWSA

Volkswagen SA Paint Shop has appointed Faith Lelaka as their first black female production unit head. 22 Mar 2016

Two new directors for Volkswagen Group South Africa

Volkswagen Group South Africa has appointed Stefan Mecha and Henning Jens to its board of management. 17 Mar 2016

NAAMSA president elected

Mike Whitfield has been elected president of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) for 2016. 17 Mar 2016

New appointments for Continental EMEA region

Continental has re-organised its truck tyres replacement business in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. 28 Jan 2016

Sewells Group appoints new chief executive officer

Warren Olsen has been appointed chief executive officer of the Sewells Group in sub-Sahara Africa. 27 Jan 2016

Juliet McGuire becomes editor of Women on Wheels

Juliet McGuire has assumed the role of editor at female motoring magazine, Women on Wheels. 21 Jan 2016

New executive vice president of Toyota South Africa Motors

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has appointed Andrew Kirby executive vice president and chief operating officer. 18 Jan 2016

New PR manager at Fiat Chrysler

Fiat Chrysler has appointed Gresham Pillay to fill the PR, events and sponsorship position. 13 Jan 2016

Chevron South Africa appoints new executive chairman

Chevron South Africa (PTY) Ltd., which operates in South Africa under the Caltex Brand, has announced the appointment of Shashi Rabbipal as its new executive chairman. 12 Oct 2015

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