Imperial Holdings Limited is pleased to announce that Jaco Oosthuizen has been officially appointed as Managing Director of Renault South Africa effective 1st July 2017, and will report to Osman Suluman Arbee, Chief Executive Officer of Motus Corporation, following a six-month term as Managing Director Designate under incumbent MD Nicholas de Canha.
Jaco, a Chartered Accountant (CA (SA)), started his career at Deloitte & Touche in 1996. He joined the Imperial Group in 2001, where he assumed numerous positions across the organization. This included the role of Managing Director at both Daihatsu South Africa and Mitsubishi South Africa.
Renault is currently well placed in the marketplace, with exciting new product launches set to expand the already extensive product range, and further grow the brand over the next 12 months. The culture of living the brand remains fundamental to enhancing Renault’s brand image, with PASSION FOR LIFE assuming much greater significance than a simple brand signature. Going forward, Renault will continue to leverage the brand pillars of French Design and Easy Life to enhance confidence in the brand, and support the total value propositions offered to consumers.
All the building blocks (brand heritage, enhanced brand perception, increased market share, extensive Dealer Network, committed staff, quality products, and service focus) are in place to drive the progress of the Renault brand well into the future.
“Jaco’s business philosophy of simplicity, integrity and open communication, together with his strong drive to develop staff to reach their greatest potential, align with the values of both Motus and Renault, and we wish him well in his new role as he takes the Renault brand in South Africa to the next level”, says Osman.