Chief Executive Officer
BAcc, CA(SA), HDip Tax
Osman was appointed the CEO of MOTUS on 1 March 2017 and appointed to the MOTUS board on 12 October 2017. Osman has been with the Imperial Group since September 2004. During this period, he has been the CFO of Imperial Holdings, CEO of the then Car Rental and Tourism division, and the chairperson of the Aftermarket Parts and the Automotive Retail divisions. Osman is a member of various Imperial subsidiary and divisional boards, including the UK and Australia, chairman of the Imperial Medical Aid Fund and a trustee of the Imperial and Ukhamba Community Development Trust. He was appointed to the Imperial board in July 2007 and served as CFO of Imperial Holdings from 1 July 2013 to 28 February 2017. Prior to joining the group, Osman was a senior partner at Deloitte and spent 23 years with Deloitte in various roles, which included being a board and executive committee member.
Ockert Janse van Rensburg
Chief Financial Officer
BCompt, CA(SA), HDip Co Law
Ockert has been with the Imperial Group since January 2015, and was appointed as CFO of MOTUS in January 2017. Prior to joining the group, he was the CFO of Foodcorp Holdings, a multinational food manufacturer and distributor. Prior to joining Foodcorp, he held the position as partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers Inc. Ockert is a member of various MOTUS subsidiary and divisional boards, including the UK and Australia, and a trustee of the group medical aid fund and retirement funds.
Chief Internal Audit, Risk and Sustainability Officer
BCom (Hons), CA(SA)
Berlina was appointed as the chief internal audit, risk and sustainability officer of MOTUS on 1 June 2018. Prior to joining MOTUS, she held several senior management roles at different companies, including Liberty Holdings Limited from December 2013. During this period, she was the group chief risk officer, group executive for group internal audit services, acting group executive for human capital and a trustee member for Liberty Community Trust. Prior to joining Liberty, she spent six years at Deloitte & Touche as a partner and was an advisory audit committee member for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and board member for Legal Aid South Africa.
Chief Information Officer
BSc Computer Science, BSc (Hons) Operations Research, MBA
David is the chief information officer for MOTUS. David was previously the CIO of the Imperial Vehicle Retail, Rental and Aftermarket Parts division for two years, and prior to that was a director of Resolve Solution Partners (part of the Imperial Logistics group) for 15 years. Before founding Resolve, David was involved in information systems and business strategy for a number of South African-based companies.
Managing Director – KIA Motors South Africa
BCom (Hons), CA(SA)
Gary is the Managing Director of KIA Motors South Africa (Proprietary) Limited. He joined KIA Motors from Deloitte in 2002, where he qualified as a chartered accountant. His 15 years' automotive experience includes stints in finance, group projects and parts. He most recently served as sales director at KIA Motors South Africa (Proprietary) Limited, from 2013 to 2017.
Managing Director – Renault South Africa
BCom (Hons), CA(SA)
Jaco was appointed as Managing Director of Renault South Africa effective 1 July 2017. Prior to joining Imperial in 2001, Jaco was an audit manager at Deloitte & Touche. He joined the group in the role of general manager of the Motor-related Financial Services segment and held the position of managing director of Daihatsu South Africa (Proprietary) Limited and then managing director of Mitsubishi South Africa (Proprietary) Limited during his tenure ahead of his current role.
CEO – Motor-related Financial Services
BCom (Hons), CA(SA)
Kerry is the CEO of the Motor-related Financial Services business segment. Prior to joining MOTUS in 2002, Kerry was an audit manager at Deloitte & Touche. Kerry has held multiple senior positions within Imperial over the course of her career. She was appointed as managing director of LiquidCapital (Proprietary) Limited in April 2010, appointed to the board of Associated Motor Holdings (Proprietary) Limited in July 2015 and was a member of the Imperial executive committee until the committee was disbanded in 2017.
CEO – Aftermarket Parts Division
Malcolm is the CEO of the Aftermarket Parts division. He began his career at Telkom having completed a BSc (Electrical Engineering) at the University of the Witwatersrand. He then entered the private sector with BMI, an industrial market research company after completing his MBA, also from Wits. In 1989, he started his own marketing and consulting company which specialised in the automotive and engineering sectors. Malcolm joined Imperial in 2013 as the managing director of Parts Incorporated, a division of Aftermarket Solutions.
Chief People Officer
Michelle was appointed as the chief people officer of MOTUS effective 1 July 2017. She joined Imperial as human resources director for the Imperial Vehicle Retail, Rental and Aftermarket Parts division in August 2016. Her career began in Eskom after obtaining her BSocSci from the University of Cape Town. She has held strategic senior management and executive positions in human resources, both locally and internationally, at several organisations, including Eskom, ProductivitySA, ArcelorMittal and General Electric.
Managing Director – Hyundai Automotive South Africa
Niall Lynch took over as managing director of Hyundai Automotive South Africa in 2016. Niall was previously the Managing Director of Renault South Africa (Proprietary) Limited prior to which he held several Franchise Director Positions within the Vehicle Retail and Rental segment.
CEO – Retail and Rental Division
Philip is the CEO of the Retail and Rental division. He started his career in the motor industry in 1981 with Saficon Holdings and has held various management positions within the industry over the years. He spent the first 23 years within the Mercedes-Benz franchise. Imperial acquired Saficon in 1995, which resulted in him joining Imperial and now MOTUS. He was the managing director of Cargo Motors until 2006, at which time he was promoted to CEO of the Vehicle Retail division. He was appointed to the Imperial executive committee in October 2011 and later on in May 2014, appointed as a director of Imperial. His portfolio was then expanded into the Vehicle Retail and Rental division from July 2014, which includes the UK and Australian companies.
Ray was appointed as MOTUS commercial executive in July 2017. Prior to this appointment, Ray was the CEO of KIA Motors South Africa (Proprietary) Limited and served in this position for 19 years. He is one of the most longstanding CEOs in the South African automotive industry. Ray has managed to grow the business by expanding the KIA dealer footprint from 0 to 80 dealerships across the country and significantly increasing the KIA vehicle car park in South Africa.
CEO – Car Rental Division
BCom(Acc), BCom Hons, MCom
Corne is the CEO of the Car Rental division. Joining Imperial in 2005 as Financial Director of Premier Motor Holdings, Corne has since held the position of Managing Director of Premier Motor Holdings, Porter Motor Group and Imperial Commercials. Corne serves as a director of various Imperial held companies and as a former trustee of the Imperial Pension and Provident Fund.
Corporate Affairs Executive
BCom(Acc); BCompt(Hons); MBA; CIA
Berenice has been with the Imperial group since July 2008. During her tenure at Imperial she was the Group Executive responsible for portfolios including governance, risk, B-BBEE, people development, marketing and corporate social responsibility. She is the MOTUS representative on Ukhamba holdings and serves as a director on various group companies. Prior to Imperial she held senior and executive roles at the State IT Agency and the City of Johannesburg. She has also been a member of audit and risk committees of National Treasury and the Dept of communications