Former South African deputy president, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of Mercedes-Benz SA (MBSA), effective February 1.
Her appointment comes after the resignation of Nozipho January-Bardill and she will be responsible for stewarding the social ethics committee.
Wilfried Porth, chair of the MBSA board, commented on the appointment, stating that Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka brings a wealth of experience to the board.
Having excelled in both the private and public sectors, as well as within civil services in South Africa and abroad, her expertise will undoubtedly contribute to the corporate governance of MBSA. This is particularly important as the company navigates its automotive transformation, ensuring its long-term success.
Mlambo-Ngcuka has had a distinguished career in national and international politics. Prior to serving as South Africa’s deputy president from 2005 to 2008, she held the position of minister of minerals. Her depth of expertise and extensive experience make her a valuable addition to the MBSA board.
This appointment reflects Mercedes-Benz SA’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, as well as its dedication to upholding high standards of corporate governance. Mlambo-Ngcuka’s appointment is expected to bring fresh perspectives and insights to the company as it continues to evolve and adapt to the changing automotive landscape.
With her vast knowledge and experience, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is well-positioned to contribute to the success and growth of Mercedes-Benz SA. Her appointment is a testament to her achievements and the value she brings to the business world.