Mitsubishi Motors South Africa (MMSA) has announced the appointment of Thato Magasa as its new MD.
Magasa succeeds Pedro Pereira, who led MMSA since 2015.
Pereira has moved to the C2 Technology Group as COO. C2 focusses on digital innovation within the motor and allied industries.
Magasa has worked in numerous roles within the Motus Group – MMSA’s holding company – since he first joined the JSE-listed group in 2009.
Prior to his appointment at MMSA, Magasa had been the sales GM at Renault South Africa.
He holds a BCom accounting degree, and an MBA from GIBS.
Magasa says he is “extremely enthusiastic” about the challenge on hand.
“Having spent a large part of my career working at challenger brands, I have always found that it is undoubtedly the people within the organisation who make the difference,” he says.
“I am highly passionate about the continuous development of people towards the achievement of organisational goals.
“Our end-goal is to offer a consistently high-quality retail and ownership experience of our vehicles, which will be heavily reliant on our people – both within MMSA and the dealer network at large.”
In July 2020, Japan’s Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announced a three-year mid-term business plan to concentrate its management resources on core regions and technologies, including Africa.