Board Of Directors


Board of Directors

ALBERT GELDENHUYS

Chief Executive - Avis Fleet

In the last 4 years Albert has played an instrumental role in advancing the variety of fleet management services offered by Avis Fleet, through the acquisition of niche businesses in the areas of Fuel Management and Telematics.

Albert started his career in the Automotive Division in 2004 and was appointed CFO of Avis Fleet in 2005, a position he held until 2010. Since then he has been involved in various executive roles at Avis Fleet including Strategy Development, leading the regional businesses in Botswana and Mozambique. From late 2014 he fulfilled the role of Executive Sales and Marketing along with the Strategy portfolio.

Albert qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in 1992 and completed his articles at KPMG. After a short while in the retail industry, he joined PPC Cement, at the time a subsidiary of Barloworld, in 1996.

Developing the Avis Fleet brand ethos of “shaping solutions with a human touch” speaks to Albert’s motto of developing people as the path to continuous improvement and service excellence.

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Gale Lemmert

Executive - Transformation, Sustainability and Organisational Performance (Barloworld Automotive) 

Gale holds a BA (Legal), LLB from the University of Cape Town and an MBA from Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington, USA.

Gale has extensive experience in the fields of strategy, transformation and sustainability. This experience was gained over several years in both the parastatal and private sectors in South Africa.

She joined Barloworld in 2003 as a Senior Strategy Consultant responsible for facilitating strategy development in the various Barloworld Divisions. She later joined the Automotive Division where she now serves on the Executive Committee as the champion of the division's sustainability and transformation functions.

 

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Litha Nkombisa

Executive – Business Development (Barloworld Automotive) 

Litha is currently Executive: Business Development at Barloworld Automotive & Logistics. This role is at the centre of driving integrated customer solutions across the division which includes, Avis Fleet, Avis Rent a Car, Barloworld Motor Retail and Barloworld Logistics.

For 5 years, Litha successfully ran Barloworld Motor Retail, a business that formed an integral part of the Automotive Division. He has extensive experience in financial services and the motor industry. Litha is formerly Head, BEE Portfolio with Nedbank Corporate.

He is well respected in the financial field, and was voted top Corporate Banker in South Africa for 2002/3 by Association of Black Securities & Investment Professionals (ABSIP). He also has intimate knowledge of the motor industry having spent time at BMW Finance in Munich, Germany, in their International Marketing and International Risk divisions. His other motor industry experience includes diverse roles as Risk Manager at BMW Finance, Dealer Development at General Motors and Dealer Principal of a BMW dealership. He obtained his qualifications from the Universities of the Witwatersrand and UNISA.

 

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Michelle Erasmus

Chief Financial Officer

Michelle is Chief Financial Officer of the Avis Fleet group of companies, having joined the business in 2010.

She qualified as a Chartered Accountant (SA) in in 1997 after completing her training contract at Deloitte.

She remained at Deloitte for a further 13 years, progressing to the level of Audit Partner in 2004.

Michelle's financial accounting knowledge and experience, gained during her years in the profession, continue to contribute to her success in her current role.

 

Nosipiwo Ngxabzai

Executive - Diversity & Inclusion

Nosipiwo holds a Master's Degree in Psychology from the University of Free State as well as an MBA from Stellenbosch University Business School.

Nosipiwo has varied working experience spanning teaching, working in a bank and being a psychologist. This experience was gained over several years working in academia, public as well as various private sector corporations.

She joined Barloworld Automotive and Logistics Division as a National Transformation and Diversity Manager. She currently serves on the Barloworld Automotive Executive Committee as a Diversity and Inclusion Executive since May 2015.

 

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