Ford Motor Company of SA

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    Jim Hackett, who has led Ford Motor Company’s transformation since 2017 as president and CEO, has elected to retire from the company


    Jim Farley, currently chief operating officer, becomes president and CEO of Ford effective Oct. 1. He was also elected to the Ford board of directors. He will work closely with Jim Hackett on the transition over the next two...

    Ford Motor Company today announced that Jim Hackett, who has led the company’s transformation since 2017, plans to retire from the company. Jim Farley has been named the company’s new president and CEO and will join the board of directors, effective Oct. 1.

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    Mkhize heads Ford’s social media team within Communications Division
    She has nine years’ experience working in the communications sphere with a focus on social media
    Replaces Vusi Mbatha who has moved to a new role as Dealer Development Manager

    Pretoria, South Africa, 21 May 2020 – Ford Motor Company has appointed Londeka Mkhize as its new social media lead for South...

    Ford Motor Company has appointed Londeka Mkhize as its new social media lead for South Africa.

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    Jim Farley becomes chief operating officer, reporting to president and CEO Jim Hackett, responsible for all global markets and automotive operations, Ford Smart Mobility and autonomous vehicles 


    Hau Thai-Tang takes on an expanded role in delivering great products, services and experiences for Ford customers. He will continue to lead Product Development and Purchasing,...

    Ford Motor Company today announced that Jim Farley has been named chief operating officer of Ford, reporting to Jim Hackett, the company’s president and CEO, as Ford continues to carry out its Creating Tomorrow Together strategic plan.

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    PRETORIA, South Africa, 03 February 2020 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has appointed Tim Day as the new Plant Manager of the Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, effective from 1 February 2020. Day takes over the position from Ramon Garcia, who returns to Spain as Assistant Plant Manager at Ford’s vehicle assembly plant in Valencia.
    Prior to his appointment...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has appointed Tim Day as the new Plant Manager of the Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, effective from 1 February 2020.

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    PRETORIA, South Africa, 23 January 2020 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has appointed Shawn Govender as the new Plant Manager of the Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth. Govender took over the reins in November 2019 from John Cameron, who was appointed to the position in 2014 and is currently on a sabbatical.
    Govender has an established track record with...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has appointed Shawn Govender as the new Plant Manager of the Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth. Govender took over the reins in November 2019 from John Cameron, who was appointed to the position in 2014 and is currently on a sabbatical.

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    Felix Sebata appointed to lead product-related communication functions
    He takes over from Minesh Bhagaloo, who is now General Manager Ccommunications
    Sebata is a Chartered Public Relations Practitioner and a member of the Public Relations Institute of Southern Africa (PRISA)

    Pretoria, South Africa, 28 November 2019 – Ford Motor Company has appointed Felix Sebata as...

    Ford Motor Company has appointed Felix Sebata as Product Communications Specialist for South Africa, effective 1 November 2019.

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    PRETORIA, South Africa, 07 June 2019 – Ford Motor Company this week announced that Minesh Bhagaloo has been appointed General Manager Communications for Ford Motor Company in South Africa, effective 1 June 2019.
    Bhagaloo has been Product Communications Manager since joining Ford in January 2015, and took over responsibility for the Communications Department on an interim basis...

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 07 June 2019 – Ford Motor Company this week announced that Minesh Bhagaloo has been appointed General Manager Communications for Ford Motor Company in South Africa, effective 1 June 2019.

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    PRETORIA, South Africa, 01 March, 2019 – Ford Motor Company today announced that Minesh Bhagaloo, Product Communications Manager for the Sub-Saharan Africa region, will assume responsibility for the Communications Department on an interim basis as of 1 March, 2019.
    Bhagaloo takes over from Rella Bernardes, outgoing General Manager of Communications, as she will be taking up a...

    Ford Motor Company today announced that Minesh Bhagaloo, Product Communications Manager for the Sub-Saharan Africa region, will assume responsibility for the Communications Department on an interim basis as of 1 March, 2019.

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    Duduzile Nxele Appointed as Ford Corporate Communications Manager for South Africa and SSA
    PRETORIA, South Africa, 15 October, 2018 – Ford Motor Company today announced that Duduzile Nxele has been appointed as the Corporate Communications Manager for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, effective 1 October 2018.
    Although she is new to the full-time position in the South...

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    Doreen Mashinini Appointed as Ford’s General Manager, Marketing for South Africa and SSA
    PRETORIA, South Africa, 11 October, 2018 – Ford Motor Company today announced the appointment of Doreen Mashinini as General Manager, Marketing for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa, effective 1 October 2018.
    Mashinini takes over the position from Tracey Delate, who is now General...

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    Ford Appoints New Director of Marketing, Sales & Service for South Africa and SSA
    PRETORIA, South Africa,  9 July, 2018 - Ford Motor Company announced that Conrad Groenewald, 43, has been appointed the Director of Marketing, Sales & Service for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), effective 1 July.
    Groenewald takes over the position from Neale Hill, who moved...

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    Ford Names New Managing Director for South Africa and SSA
    PRETORIA, South Africa, 26 June, 2018 - Ford Motor Company today announced that Neale Hill, 50, will take on the role of Managing Director of South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa, effective 1 July.     
    Dr. Casper Kruger, a seasoned automotive professional with over 20 years’ experience in the market, has decided to...

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    Ford Names New Leaders for Middle East & Africa, and Global Product Marketing

    As part of the company’s transformation of its marketing organisation, Ford Middle East and Africa President Jacques Brent assumes new global role as Ford director, Product Marketing


    Mark Ovenden, current president Marketing, Sales and Service, Asia Pacific is appointed president, Ford...

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    Casper Kruger Appointed Managing Director of Ford Motor Company Sub-Saharan Africa Region
    PRETORIA, South Africa, 28 March, 2017 – Ford Motor Company today announced the appointment of Casper Kruger as managing director of Ford Motor Company Sub-Saharan Africa Region, effective 1 April, 2017.
    Kruger will join Ford’s Southern Africa leadership team  and assist in overseeing...