DR. JOHAN VAN ZYL JOINS TOYOTA GLOBAL ELITE GROUP

Exactly two years after being appointed Toyota Europe CEO, Dr. Johan van Zyl will become the first African to be appointed Senior Managing Officer at the global organisation. Van Zyl is still chairman of Toyota South Africa Motor, a position he began occupying after relinquishing his post as country CEO. Currently only three of the 32 Senior Managing Officers are non-Japanese and van Zyl will join them.

 

Come 1 April “the Doctor” as he is affectionately known, will join an elite group of Toyota global managers responsible for the world’s largest automaker by profits, and the second-largest by sales (according to 2016 volumes). Van Zyl divides most of his precious time between Johannesburg, Tokyo and Brussels.

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