Daimler Truck Southern Africa appoints new Vice President for Sales & Marketing.

  • Olaf Petersen joins Daimler Truck Southern Africa (DTSA) as the new Vice President for Sales and Marketing, effective 1 July 2024.
  • In his role, Olaf will be responsible for spearheading the new vehicle sales portfolio for Mercedes-Benz Trucks and FUSO in the Southern Africa region.

PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA – Effective 1 July 2024, DTSA is thrilled to announce the appointment of Olaf Petersen as their new Vice President for Sales and Marketing. This follows Maretha Gerber, previously holding the position, being promoted to President and Group CEO of DTSA earlier in the year. Olaf brings a wealth of knowledge and international experience from various Mercedes-Benz and Daimler Truck markets across the world and is committed to the continuation of DTSA’s sales and marketing efforts.

Olaf holds degrees in Engineering and Business from universities in Germany, UK and Spain and joined the Daimler company in 1998. Over the past 26 years he was responsible for various roles in Sales, Service, Marketing, Product Management and Body Builder Management across the brands Mercedes-Benz Vans, Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Mercedes-Benz Buses in Germany, Singapore, Australia, Indonesia, USA and Arab Emirates. In his previous position since 2019, he was responsible for Sales and Marketing for Mercedes-Benz Trucks and FUSO at Daimler Truck Middle East and Africa in Dubai.

“I am thrilled to have Olaf onboard the DTSA team. His extraordinary and extensive experience within Daimler speaks for itself, and I am confident that he will grow our brands Mercedes-Benz Trucks and FUSO in the Southern Africa region. I wish him all the best in his new role.” Maretha Gerber, President and Group CEO Daimler Truck Southern Africa.

“I have worked in many markets across the world in the past and I am really grateful to get the opportunity to now join the DTSA team. I look forward to engaging with DTSA’s customers, industry stakeholders and network partners in the strive to provide not only the best product on the market but also the best service and value offering. I am fully committed to maintaining the strong market positions for our brands Mercedes-Benz Trucks and FUSO in the Southern Africa region.” Olaf Petersen about his new appointment.

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Daimler Truck Southern Africa at a glance
Established in South Africa approximately 60 years ago, Daimler Truck Southern Africa together with its brands provide an optimal experience, expertise, and attractive products and services to its customers. The Company’s success is based on its strong brands inclusive of Mercedes-Benz Trucks, Mercedes-Benz Buses, FUSO Trucks in addition to offering parts and services for Freightliner and Western Star Trucks. Its comprehensive product range is backed by market-leading value-added services in Fleetboard, TruckStore, TruckTraining, and Daimler Trucks Financial Services. With a Southern African footprint that includes South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho, Botswana, Eswatini, Malawi, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Zambia, the company is headquartered in Pretoria, the capital city of South Africa, and all its products are assembled locally in its East London production plant.