Avis Southern Africa Executive Team
Ramasela Ganda is the newly appointed Chief Executive of Avis Budget Southern Africa, taking the helm of all car rental operations in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Ganda joined the Barloworld Group in 2017 as Chief Financial Officer of Barloworld Equipment: Rental and Used, and Executive Head of Business Services, before moving to her current position. She is also proudly the first female Chief Executive within the Barloworld Group.
A qualified chartered accountant with a B.Com (Hons. & CTA) from the University of Pretoria, Ganda has 22 years of finance experience and distinguished herself as a deeply ethical finance professional in her role as CFO of the City of Ekurhuleni.
Ramasela prides herself with several awards won throughout her career including Public Sector CFO of the year 2017 award from CFO SA and was named Public Sector CFO of the year 2016 by African Women Chartered Accountants. She was a finalist for Business Woman of the Year 2016 and; CFO of the year 2016 awarded by The Association Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP). She also held senior roles at Vodacom, Telkom and the National Nuclear Regulator.
She is a wife and mother of 2 boys and 2 girls, she enjoys baking with her children and reading.
Rebone MotsatsiRebone Motsatsi joined Avis Budget Southern Africa as Executive Commercial in March 2016, responsible for the growth of the Avis Value Added Products and all the Regional Countries.
With more than 15 year’s work experience, and 10 years of these being in senior management, Rebone brings on board a wealth of experience. Rebone is an Industrial Engineering graduate from the University of Johannesburg.
A family man (married with two kids) who enjoys exploring the outdoors and playing golf, Motsatsi further aspires to continuously grow and develop into a world class, global business leader – contributing to the triple bottom line (economic, social and environmental) of organisations.
Corne LangenhovenCorné Langenhoven is Executive Operations at Avis Rent a Car, a position he has held since 2007. He oversees Avis’ mammoth rental operations in South Africa, comprising more than 100 Branches, over 1,000 people and a fleet of 28,000 vehicles.
Langenhoven has been in the motor industry all his working life. He joined Avis Fleet Services in 1988. He filled various positions within Avis Fleet Services and was appointed General Manager Avis Fleet Services Botswana in 1999. In 2002, whilst still in Botswana, Avis Rent a Car was added to his portfolio.
At the end of 2004, Langenhoven returned to Avis Rent a Car South Africa and was appointed as Licensee Director responsible for all regional and Licensee countries. In 2005 he accepted the position of Commercial Director responsible for regional countries, Luxury Collection, Van Rental and Truck Rental. Two years later he was appointed to his current position.
Langenhoven completed a management advancement programme at Wits Business School in 2002 and an executive development programme at the Gordon’s Institute of Business in 2008.
When he’s not overseeing operations at Avis, Langenhoven enjoys a game of golf and fly-fishing – his greatest passion. He’s also an avid sports fan and enjoys keeping up with international and local sporting events. He has two children, Philip-Barry and Claire.
Dave PorteousAs Avis Car Sales Executive, Dave Porteous is responsible for the growth of second hand car sales. He has gained over 20 years experience with Avis Car Rental before taking over as Executive of the Avis Car Sales business.
Porteous joined Avis in 1988 as a junior member of the Operations team. He studied Business Management at both Damelin and UNISA whilst he worked his way through the ranks mostly in the Johannsburg and Pretoria area and, in 2002 was promoted to Operations Director. In early 2006 Porteous was positioned as head Zeda Car Sales, recently changed to Avis Car Sales, which had been operational for nearly 20 years but, last year, under Porteous’ leadership, Avis Car Sales experienced its most profitable year yet.
“There is no doubt that the economic downturn was a catalyst for the growth at Avis Car Sales. Unlike other car rental companies who made the strategic decision to hold onto their cars for longer, Avis and Barloworld took the decision to sustain it’s current turnover of vehicles. Introducing these cars into the Avis Car Sales business for sale, meant Avis Car Sales has been able to profit significantly,” explained Porteous
Another significant shift in the second hand car business, according to Porteous, is the growth of internet based transactions in both the retail and trade arenas. Retail sales have grown significantly through the Avis Car Sales website at www.aviscarsales.co.za and mywheels.co.za and its trade sales have increased extensively through its online auction site www.tradersonline.co.za.
For the years ahead, Porteous sees the internet as the main platform for growth of sales in the business and plans to develop this strongly - keeping Avis Car Sales one of the most formidable businesses in the industry.