Managing Director - Sub-Saharan Africa | Power Systems Manufacturer


Our client was a large German corporation with operations in South Africa and across the globe and manufactures high-speed engines and propulsion systems for the marine, rail, defense and other areas within the infrastructure sector.

The Need

Our client’s South African business had a Managing Director who was an expatriate and needed to return to Germany, requiring that a new Managing Director be hired as a replacement. Our client wished to fill the position with a local candidate. The ideal candidate would bring a proven track record of executive-level leadership with an accomplished commercial background and sound industry knowledge. The Managing Director was responsible for developing the vision and implementing the strategies to achieve organizational goals, so the ability to see the larger picture was a critical requirement. Our client was also seeking someone who was strategic and had proven success of implementing a turnaround in the region.


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