Abey Kgotle


Job Title: HR Director

Company: Mercedes-Benz SA


Abey Kgotle, Executive Director of Human Resources at Mercedes-Benz South Africa, joined the company after a 10-year stint at platinum mining company Lonmin, which he left after working his way up to become the Executive Vice President of Human Resources. Prior to joining Lonmin, he worked in human resource management roles at GrafTech South Africa, City of Johannesburg, Samancor Manganese and Denel. He has extensive experience in human resource management, labour relations, community investment, and stakeholder relations. He holds as Bachelor of Social Sciences degree from the North-West University of and a Masters Diploma in Human Resources from the University of Johannesburg.

2017 – Present          Executive Director, HR, Mercedes-Benz South Africa
2015 – 2017               Director, Lonmin Platinum
2013 – 2015               Executive Vice President, HR, Lonmin Platinum
2012 – 2013               Executive Manager, Human Capital, Lonmin Platinum
2009 – 2012               Executive Manager, External Affairs, Lonmin Platinum
2008 – 2009              Senior Manager, Human Capital, Lonmin Platinum
2004 – 2008               Human Resource Manager, GrafTech SA
2003 – 2004               General Manager, HR, City of Johannesburg

1997 – 1998:              M.Dip, Human Resources, University of Johannesburg
1990 – 1993:              B.Soc.Sci, Sociology and Social Work, North-West University

About Bercedes-Benz: Established in 1948, Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the global company, Daimler AG, with a history of over 65 years in South Africa as a committed corporate citizen. At its state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in East London, MBSA manufactures Mercedes-Benz C-Class cars in right-hand drive for the local market and in left-hand drive execution for export to the United States of America. It also produces the Mercedes-Benz commercial vehicles and buses, and FUSO trucks. MBSA`s headquarters, marketing and support divisions are located in Zwartkop, Gauteng, from where the Mercedes-Benz, smart, Western Star and FUSO products are marketed and financed.


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