Pretoria – Richard Gouverneur has been appointed the new Managing Director for Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa. Gouverneur takes over the reins of the iconic British brands in Africa from Kevin Flynn.
Gouverneur will report the South African and sub-Sahara African business to Dmitry Kolchanov, Director Overseas at Jaguar Land Rover. “Richard is no stranger to the Jaguar Land Rover business and we wish him well in his new appointment to continue building on the success of the brands in sub-Saharan Africa,” said Kolchanov.
Flynn, who joined Jaguar Land Rover in 2011, has left the company to explore his own interests. “We are grateful for Kevin’s valuable contribution to the company in Africa and we wish him every success in his future endeavours,” said Kolchanov.
Gouverneur joins the South Africa and sub-Sahara markets from his post as Network Development Director for Jaguar Land Rover in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). He had previously been Acting Managing Director for the region.
He has previously worked in finance roles for both Ford and Jaguar Land Rover in South Africa. He also spent time developing automotive supply businesses in SA and the Middle East prior to joining Jaguar Land Rover in 2010.
Gouverneur will take the helm of Jaguar Land Rover South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa on 1 August 2014.