Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAf) has appointed Komane Pitso as its new senior VP for commercial operations at the vehicle conversion and distribution centre in Gqeberha.
The commercial operations department has been established to improve efficiency in supply chain management, localisation, procurement and supplier quality.
Pitso has spent almost 20 years in the fastmoving 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 a number of countries in west, east and southern Africa.
"We welcome Komane Pitso to Isuzu Motors, and wish him all the best with his appointment in this crucial role,” says IMSAf human capital and corporate affairs senior VP Mongezi Hermans.
“He comes with immense experience and we look forward to some fresh, innovative ideas that will develop localisation opportunities for IMSAf, in particular aligning to the South African Automotive Masterplan 2035.”
Pitso says his vision is to see IMSAf expand as “an automotive powerhouse in Africa, continuously growing in volume and value”.
Pitso holds a B.Tech in purchasing management.