Racheal Njoroge, recently appointed Cummins Southern Africa's managing director. PHOTO: Supplied

CAPE TOWN - Cummins Southern Africa on Monday announced the appointment of Racheal Njoroge as managing director, effective from September 1.

Cummins is a global power corporation of complementary business segments that designs, manufactures, distributes and services a broad portfolio of power solutions.

Njoroge is responsible for the leadership, operations and strategic direction for Cummins’ distribution business in South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

In a statement,  the company said Njoroge has enjoyed a 12-year journey at Cummins and has been a pivotal member of the Cummins Southern Africa executive leadership team since 2017.  Most recently, she successfully managed the operations division as its operations director and was responsible for leading a centralized function, delivering on operational efficiency improvements and compliance, whilst also leading the Cross-Border entities of Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland and Zimbabwe as general manager. 

She joined Cummins as a summer intern in Columbus, Indiana in 2006, and was quickly promoted to Business Systems Analyst. In 2009, her strong leadership and strategy orientation earned her the role of global IT Strategy and Planning Leader also based in Columbus, United States of America (USA). In 2011, she relocated to South Africa as the Africa IT leader where she built the IT organization as a key business enabler. 

She moved on to establish, from the ground up, the New Entities Execution and Facilities Management function in January 2014, which included the first Cummins Project Management Office in support of the region. Her professional experience garnered at a global level, together with wisdom gained working in Africa and within local teams have equipped her with a deep understanding of the industry both locally and internationally.

Commenting on her new role, she said: “I am honoured and humbled to take up the challenge of my new role. I’ll be working together with my dynamic team to create effective and efficient partnerships to continue to grow our position in the marketplace and further enhance the business performance during this exciting time of growth on the African continent. It is my vision to add value, innovation and excellent propositions for our customers through our highly visible and credible Cummins brand.”

- African News Agency (ANA)