Devan is a dynamic, forward-thinking business leader, passionate about all things Automotive, New Mobility (electric, shared and autonomous), Brand Management, Sales & Marketing Management and Business Development. The keywords that drive him are innovation, sustainability, entrepreneurship and partnership. He is on a mission to inspire transformation to smarter mobility.
Over the past 20+ years, he has developed extensive skills in the areas of Corporate Sales Management (Regional, Direct, Government, Security & VIP), Financial Services and Product & Brand Management in the automotive industry. He has gathered broad cross-functional experience and he has the rare ability to persuade, motivate, connect and inspire at functional and board levels.
His prior experience includes roles at Toyota South Africa, Mercedes-Benz South Africa and BMW Group South Africa. He is committed to building the next-generation of electric vehicles and drivetrain systems with Katiah Automotive