Organisation changes at Stellantis South Africa Executive Committee
Charl Timms

South Africa is an important market for Stellantis Middle East & Africa and is set to play a critical role in the execution of our Dare Forward 2030 Strategy to reach over 22% Market Share in the region by 2030 with 90% regional localisation of our sales leading to over 1 million units produced.

We believe in South Africa and have recently announced a ZAR 3 billion investment to establish a State-of-the-Art Automotive Plant in Coega to reinforce our commitment to develop industrially and commercially, bringing value to our customers.

Today, Stellantis South Africa announces organisational changes for the Executive Committee with two new members joining:

Charl Timms is appointed Commercial Director

Charl joins Stellantis from BB Motor Group and was formerly the Director of Sales and Marketing for Nissan South Africa. He is an established performer and business value creator with extensive experience in the entire spectrum of marketing and sales management, including strategic planning, branding and communications, as well as performance management. He has worked for leading automotive brands Nissan, Toyota and Suzuki in the MENA markets, South Africa and sub-Sahara Africa.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Organisational Leadership coupled with multiple other industry-specific certifications. He has hands-on experience in increasing brand preference and value, sales volume, share and profitability through implementing defined market required business plans.

Evanie Vather (below) is appointed Head of Customer Experience, Training and Dealer Network Development


Evanie joins Stellantis after 19 years at Nissan South Africa, most recently responsible for Marketing & Sales Control & Finance transformation for Africa. With over 20 years of experience in the automotive industry, she is a seasoned executive having held several positions in aftersales, sales, export operations, finance and strategic planning.

She is passionate about developing people and inspiring high-performance teams and has a solid background in strategic business and general management.

With vast exposure to Africa operations, she has experience in various roles and sectors, such as sales support, business and strategy planning, inter-company business, export business planning and operations, and after-sales business planning and support. She has also acquired skills in new business development through the set-up of two assembly plants in Africa and key account management.