South Africa, 27 July 2020: Introducing Marcia Mayaba, Franchise Executive, Barloworld Motor Retail, the new National Automobile Dealers’ Association’s (NADA) Vice-Chairperson.
Mark Dommisse, the National Chairperson of NADA had the following to say: “We are extremely excited to have Marcia on board. We look forward to working closely with her on various matters impacting motor vehicle dealers from an economic, social, diversity and transformation point of view.”
After being elected, Marcia shared a few words, “It is an honour to have been appointed to the role of Vice Chairperson, which I embrace with excitement,
“I intend to add value to the great work NADA does on behalf of its members. The Association has reflected enormous tenacity in its assistance and guidance to its members during the current pandemic and ongoing crisis. What a time to be involved at this level and lead our industry.”
Marcia Mayaba was born in Orlando East and was raised by a single mother. Her mother died of breast cancer in 1995 when Marcia was only 21. She was forced to drop out of University where she was studying towards a Bachelor of Law Degree in order to work and take care of her two younger sisters.
For the past 23 years, Marcia’s wide-ranging participation in the motoring industry in includes truck rental, car rental, leasing and fleet management and has now ventured into retail experience. Macia started as a trainee dealer principal (DP), she went on to complete an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) DP programme, as well as the Sewell’s Dealership Management Trainee Programme and in 2011 she conducted her first appointment as dealer principal. She also took time to complete her studies as she has a Diploma in Road Transport Passenger qualification and is a Gordon Institute of Business (GIBS) Alumni.
On 1 July 2019, Marcia was elected as Franchise Executive, Ford and Mazda, which was a first for Barloworld and the motor industry as a whole. Working in such a male-dominated industry, Marcia is not slowing down as continues to thrive and keeps empowering other women in her journey. “I consider myself a necessary disruptor for the Motor Industry in South Africa. Transformation, change and inclusion are moving at a snail’s pace,” she said.
Marcia has been fortunate to be provided with multiple opportunities and knowledge since starting her career in the motoring industry in 1997, and she is thankful to the following people; Sharon and Corinne Cooper (General Manager & Branch Manager Barloworld Avis Truck Rental), Gert Koekemoer (Managing Director – Motus Group), Dominic Sewela (Barloworld Group CEO), Roland Egger (Barloworld CEO – Motor Trading), Kamogelo Mmutlana (Barloworld Divisional CEO – Automotive and Logistics) and Jeff Osborne (Head Of Gumtree Auto) to name a few.
She believes in open, honest and vital conversations which she describes as “add value to the longevity and sustainability of the industry”.
Marcia’s position starts effective immediately. NADA is a proud member of the RMI.