By Otsile Kadiege
Today BMW Group South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa announced the appointment of Julia Modise as the new Director of Human Resources. With 23 years of human resource (HR) expertise, including 13 years at an executive level, Ms Modise brings invaluable and vast experience to the BMW Group, gained across the retail, manufacturing, listed property, media and entertainment, as well as consulting sectors.
She joins the automotive manufacturer holding a Postgraduate Diploma in Leadership, a Bachelor of Science Management degree, and an HR Diploma, as well as first-hand automotive supplier industry experience from Goodyear Tyre and Rubber Holdings, Bridgestone, and the Cummins Group.
Also joining BMW Group South Africa & Sub-Saharan Africa is Klaus von der Osten-Sacken. Mr von der Osten-Sacken has been appointed as the Director for Digital and Global Solutions. He is a BMW veteran who has been with the group for 18 years, holding various positions including Head of Softlab (BMW Group’s software development and information technology consulting subsidiary), Head of Customer Data, and Head of New Organisational Structures for the DevOps business. Along with his new responsibilities, Mr von der Osten-Sacken will retain his current role as Head of the BMW IT Hub in South Africa.
Mr von der Osten-Sacken and Ms Modise assumed their new roles as of 1 January 2022 and 1 February 2022, respectively.
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