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Ford Motor Company has announced that Neale Hill, 50, has been appointed managing director of the company’s South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa Division. He takes over from Casper Kruger, who has resigned to take up a personal endeavour.
“We thank Casper for his commitment to Ford and wish him the very best in his new role,” says a statement issued by Mark Ovenden, President of Ford’s Middle East and African region.
Hill, who has spent 25 years with Ford both at home and abroad, will be responsible for achieving growth in the company’s operations across the sub-continent. “I’m honoured to be given this wonderful opportunity,” he said.
According to Ovenden, Hill’s wealth of experience combined with his customer focus and deep brand knowledge will be an asset in moving the company’s Africa business forward.
Conrad Groenewald, 43, has been appointed to take over Hill’s former role as Director of Marketing, Sales and Service for Ford’s South African and Sub-Saharan African regions. Since January, Groenewald, 43, has headed up the company’s Consumer and Dealer Experience division, focusing on operations across South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Lesotho and Swaziland.