Two of the big players in the regional truck market have new leadership. Recently, Daimler Trucks and Buses Southern Africa welcomed Maretha Gerber as the new head of Mercedes-Benz Trucks for Southern Africa. Gerber has held several leadership positions within Mercedes-Benz SA. With her combination of retail experience within sales and marketing in various roles as well as her leadership skills, the company says it views her as the ideal person to lead the organisation in the region.

After completing a BCom in marketing, Gerber joined the Mercedes-Benz group in 2000 in a key accounts management position. She went on to occupy several other managerial positions in the sales, dealer network strategy and marketing areas. In 2015, she became the dealer principal at Mercedes-Benz Rosebank. "Maretha 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, ...

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