The Witness - Wheels - - MOTORING -

ISUZU Mo­tors South Africa last week an­nounced a num­ber of key lead­er­ship ap­point­ments in sup­port of the pur­chase of the Isuzu-re­lated as­sets from Gen­eral Mo­tors South Africa, ef­fec­tive Jan­uary 2018 and sub­ject to var­i­ous reg­u­la­tory ap­provals:

Haruyasu Tan­ishige, in ad­di­tion to his cur­rent role of se­nior ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer for the sales divi­sion of Isuzu Mo­tors in Ja­pan, will be ap­pointed to the po­si­tion of chair­per­son of Isuzu Mo­tors South Africa.

Michael Sacke, cur­rently CFO for GM South Africa, will be ap­pointed as chief op­er­a­tions of­fi­cer and CFO to as­sume re­spon­si­bil­ity for the tran­si­tion of GM South Africa’s op­er­a­tions to Isuzu Mo­tors by year-end. He will also en­sure the in­te­gra­tion of the Isuzu truck and light com­mer­cial busi­nesses.

Cur­rent Isuzu Trucks South Africa MD Hiroaki Su­gawara be­comes ex­ec­u­tive vice pres­i­dent of strat­egy and busi­ness plan­ning.

The cur­rent Isuzu Trucks South Africa chief op­er­a­tions of­fi­cer, Craig Uren, will be ap­pointed to the po­si­tion ex­ec­u­tive of­fi­cer, sales, ser­vice and mar­ket­ing;

And from Isuzu Mo­tors Ja­pan, Mit­suteru Yageta will be ap­pointed as Group CFO.

— WR.

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