Dr Johan Van Zyl has been appointed senior Managing officer at the Toyota auto industry.
|Dr Zyl. Image credit: Fscheetahs|
Dr Van Zyl who is currently the Chairman of Toyota South Africa Motors was will join an elite group of Toyota global managers which is made up of 32 Senior Managing Officers made up of mostly Japanese.
The Doctor as he is fondly called is the first African to be appointed Senior Managing Officer in the auto industry.
Dr Van Zyl was appointed CEO of Toyota Africa in 2013. In 2015 he became the Head of Toyota’s European operations.
According to 2016 Volumes, Toyota is the world’s largest automaker by profits, and the second-largest by sales.