On 1 July 2018, Daimler Trucks & Buses (DT&B) Southern Africa welcomed Maretha Gerber as the new Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks for Southern Africa.
Maretha Gerber is a successful and experienced manager and has held several leadership positions within Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA).
With her combination of retail experience within sales and marketing in various roles as well as her leadership skills, she is the ideal person to lead the Mercedes-Benz Trucks organisation in Southern Africa.
After studying a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing, Maretha Gerber joined the Mercedes-Benz group in 2000 in a Key Accounts Management position.
She further went on to occupy several other managerial positions in the sales, dealer network strategy and marketing areas. In 2015, she became the Dealer Principal in Mercedes-Benz Rosebank (Johannesburg). She successfully contributed to the growth of that retail business.
“Maretha Gerber is no stranger to the automotive sector and she has proven that she is invaluable to any team she has been part of. Mercedes-Benz Trucks was looking for someone who displays leadership, is always innovating and who will ensure all our offerings continue to be the best.
“Maretha ticked all of these boxes, and more!” enthuses Jasper Hafkamp, Executive Director of DT&B Southern Africa.
The new Head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks noted: “I am extremely excited to have been appointed in such a critical position and I know that with such a dynamic team, we are going to ensure Mercedes-Benz trucks remain market leaders in the different segments they operate in.”
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