GM South Africa has appointed Rita Kavashe Nariangai as its new export manager. She moves over from heading the sales and marketing department at GM East Africa and will now be responsible for growing GMSA’s exports into the wider African continent. The company has recently announced that it has reached an agreement with Isuzu Motors to look at expanding the movement of its light commercial vehicles into Sub-Saharan Africa and beyond its current markets in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and Mauritius.
According to Edgar Lourencon, president and managing director of GM Africa, Naiangai is best suited for the position given her instrumental role in achieving several awards for sales growth in the East African region. Sales in the region grew more than 30% under her leadership.
“As we at GMSA are looking at expanding our footprint into Africa, Rita’s expertise and understanding of the African market is crucial in targeting the right regions,” said Lourencon.
In 2009, the carmaker sold over 151,000 vehicles in Africa.
Andreas Schulz is the new head of the Intermodal Market Unit at DB Schenker Rail Deutschland replacing Karsten Sachsenröder, who has held the position since the beginning of 2010 while at the same time serving as member of the board of Management Sales at DB Schenker Rail.
Schulz was most recently Head of Sales for Intermodal.
"Andreas Schulz is an experienced manager from our own company who has developed ideal expertise for this task through the various functions he has held in the Intermodal unit over the past several years," said Karsten Sachsenröder.
Intermodal is the specialist for combined transport within the DB Schenker Rail Business Unit and connects other modes of transportation with environmentally friendly rail.
For further details of recent changes in responsibilities at DB Schenker Rail read more here.
Kuehne + Nagel has appointed a new president for its North America region to replace Rolf Altorfer who has stepped down from the role. John Hextall will now assume responsibility for the company’s development in the region.
“I am pleased that John Hextall has accepted the position as our regional manager of North America, and will continue developing this important region – which has seen significant growth under Rolf Altorfer’s leadership – will benefit from John Hextall’s logistics knowledge and broad management experience.”
Hextall joins Kuehne + Nagel after 17 years with UTi Worldwide.