Ford has announced that Casper Kruger will vacate the position of managing director of the Blue Oval brand’s South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa region at the end of June 2018.
The automaker says Kruger, a former Toyota executive who moved into the post on 1 April 2017 to replace Jeff Nemeth, has “decided to leave and take on a new personal endeavour”. The brand thanked Kruger for his “commitment” and wished him the best.
Kruger will be replaced by Neale Hill (pictured below), who currently holds the position of director of marketing, sales & service. The 50-year-old has spent more than 25 years working at Ford in various positions across sales, marketing and at general management level.
"I’m honoured to be given this wonderful opportunity to lead the Ford business in the Sub Saharan Africa region. I’m privileged to work with an experienced leadership team to continue the drive for customer centricity throughout the organisation," said Hill, who will report to Mark Ovenden, president for Ford Middle East & Africa.
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