By Khulekani Dumisa
Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAf) has appointed Marcia Mayaba as Department Executive for Dealer and Business Development in the IMSAf executive.
Impressive automotive industry experience
Marcia joins IMSAf with impressive experience within the automotive industry, which spans over two decades. She has worked across various fields, including truck rental, car rental, leasing and fleet management as well as having extensive retail experience, holding positions of General Manager, Dealer Principal and Franchise Executive, and was the first female in the South African Motor industry to head a Motor Group listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange when she was appointed as the Chief Executive of Barloworld Motor Retail. During her tenure with Barloworld, Marcia also held the role of Vice President of the National Automobile Dealers Association. In 2021 Marcia was voted as one of the Top 100 most influential women in Africa – Automotive Supply Chain.
“We are excited to have Marcia join the IMSAf team, especially with her wealth of experience, where she will be instrumental in bringing to life the IMSAf vision of transformation, high performance and results,” says Mongezi Hermans, Senior Vice President Human Capital and Corporate Affairs at Isuzu.
Looking forward to the challenge
Marcia Mayaba, Department Executive for Dealer and Business Development says, “[t]he role is both exciting and challenging at the same time. It aims at bringing about transformation, not only from a diversity and inclusion perspective, but also from the way we conduct business with our business partners and the dealer network into the future”.
Marcia completed a Gordon Institute of Business Science Programme for Management Development, a Diploma in Public Relations from Lesley Carnelley Business College and an Advanced Certificate in Road Transport obtained from the Rand Afrikaans University (R.A.U), now the University of Johannesburg. She has also completed Dealer Principal Management Training Programmes both at OEM and retail levels. She also holds a Sewell’s Dealership Management Qualification.
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