Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA), the manufacturer of Dunlop, Sumitomo and Falken tyres for the African continent, has announced the appointment of Lubin Ozoux as its new CEO and executive director as from January 1.
Ozoux will take over from outgoing CEO, Riaz Haffejee, who has led the company for the past eight years.
Ozoux is currently the sales, marketing and operations group director at SRSA, and a member of the executive committee.
He joined SRSA in 2017 as export director for Africa, leading the company’s expansion into key African markets, and later taking on the responsibility of advancing the company’s sales effort throughout Africa, including South Africa.
Prior to joining SRSA, Ozoux spent 11 years with the Hilti Corporation, working across multiple countries and continents.
Haffejee will remain with the company until January 31 to ensure a smooth transition.