Volvo Car South Africa (VCSA) has announced that Greg Maruszewski will take over the helm as the company’s Managing Director when current VCSA MD, Bram van der Reep, steps down in June 2015.
Greg Maruszewski started his long and successful career at Volvo Cars when he was appointed as CFO at Volvo Car South Africa in 2000.
In 2003 Maruszewski left South Africa for Dubai where he held the position as Managing Director for Volvo Car Middle East, during which time the market achieved its first ever period of profitability. Following his success in Dubai, Maruszewski was appointed MD of Volvo Car Czech Republic in 2008, which was one of the few Volvo markets to show actual growth during the 2009 financial crisis.
Maruszewski took over as MD for Volvo’s Central and Eastern European Markets in 2010 – these markets systematically showed increased volume and profitability under his guidance. His most recent position was that of MD for Volvo Car Turkey which he took up in 2013 – in 2014 this market hit record volumes and showed 20% growth compared to a market that had declined by 11%.
According to Maruszewski, “I am thrilled to be coming back to Volvo Car South Africa. South Africa is a fascinating market with great potential, especially for a cutting-edge brand such as Volvo.”
According to Bram van der Reep, who will be handing the Volvo Car South Africa reigns to Maruszewski, “Greg has valuable experience growing the Volvo brand in a variety – and often very tough – markets around the world. As a South African, he also has an affinity to the local market that – when combined with his years of international experience with Volvo – makes him uniquely capable of taking over as Managing Director at VCSA.”