On 2 February, Daimler Truck South Africa (DTSA) announced the appointment of Maretha Gerber as its new President and Group CEO.
Maretha, a born and bred South African, makes history by being the first female appointed in this role at DTSA. This transition follows the current President and Group CEO, Michael Dietz, taking on a new challenge as the President and CEO of Regional Centre Middle East and Africa. Both Maretha and Michael will start in their new roles, effective 1 April 2024.
“We are delighted to welcome Maretha Gerber as the new President and Group CEO for DTSA and the second female on the Daimler Truck Overseas ExCom team. With her vast experience and excellent client rapport, we cannot think of anyone better suited for this position. Likewise, with his extensive knowledge and broad experience, we are pleased to have won Michael for the Regional Centre Middle East and Africa. We wish both Maretha and Michael all the best in their new roles,” said Andreas von Wallfeld, Head of Daimler Truck Overseas.
“I am honoured to be given this opportunity in the role of President and Group CEO of Daimler Truck Southern Africa. I am excited to work with the experienced leadership team and talented employees at DTSA and to lead the group of companies to new heights. Together with our dealers and general distributors, we look forward to contributing to further growth and success and to build a brighter future for all stakeholders,” says Maretha Gerber about her new role. “I would like to express my gratitude to Michael for his major contributions to the company and wish him all the success and fulfilment in the new chapter of his career,” she concluded.