Cummins welcomes new MD, Thierry Pimi
Cummins Southern Africa is under the leadership of a new MD, Thierry Pimi, who will be responsible for the Cummins distribution business in South Africa, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Mozambique, Malawi and Madagascar.
Pimi joins the team at Cummins Southern Africa following his role as general manager of Cummins North and West Africa Regional Operations. He joined the Cummins organisation in 2008 as corporate strategy manager, based at the company’s head office in Columbus, in the United States of America (USA).
“I’m proud and humbled to be back in Africa. This is a huge opportunity for me to help the continent develop. Cummins plays a large part in what’s needed in Africa at the moment, from power generation to infrastructural development,” he comments.
Pimi joins the company at a time when Cummins is merging two areas of the business organisation – Africa and the Middle East.
“The new Africa Middle East area business organisation will combine the strengths of both areas. It will allow better resource utilisation and give our business economy of scale,” he comments.
Pimi holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Yaounde in his home country, Cameroon; a Master of Business Administration with majors in Finance and Strategy from Indiana University in Bloomington, USA; a Certificate in Mining Studies from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada; and is a graduate of the Cummins Global Leadership Development Programme in Johannesburg.
“I am ready to take up the challenge and work hard to further enhance the business, elevate the Cummins brand and get closer to our customers. My vision for southern Africa is for us to exceed our customers’ expectations through world-class professionalism from a diverse and highly motivated team,” Pimi concludes.