We’re here for the long haul
Avis Fleet is an innovator and leader in the outsourced fleet management industry and has been in the business for more than 35 years. The largest fleet management company in Southern Africa, Avis Fleet operates in eight African countries including Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia and Zambia.
Our customers can rest assured that they will receive the best care and attention we can offer when they see the Avis Fleet logo.
Customer-centric business solutions:
We value our customers and long-term partnerships and are constantly seeking new ways to redefine the fleet industry and provide outstanding services.
Avis Fleet's solutions centre on the needs of our customers, so we are happy to take on the multiple functions and increasingly complex demands of fleet management, such as cost reduction and risk mitigation.
Innovation at the frontier of our business:
Avis Fleet has a keen business understanding and our team is primed to focus on business strategy delivery. We know that by embracing technology and innovative thinking, we can deliver the best results for our customers.
Making a Practical change to Transformation
One of the ways Avis Fleet endeavours to continuously improve itself is through living by our motto, “People who Care”, in our customer-centric solutions and innovation. We have also proved this in our Socio-Economic Development initiatives where the organisation as a whole, and members of staff in their individual capacities, play a part in uplifting underprivileged communities.
Board of Directors
Slade ThompsonChief Executive – Avis Fleet
Slade is the Chief Executive of Avis Fleet. He joined Barloworld Automotive as a Franchise Financial Manager in January 2006. He was given the responsibility of the overall reporting and internal controls within a number of brands in the retail business including BMW, VW, Audi, GM and Mercedes-Benz.
In the latter half of 2009, he joined Avis RAC as the Financial Manager for the Commercial businesses and regional countries and in 2010, took over the responsibility of Financial Manager for Avis RAC South Africa.
In June 2011, an opportunity in the business put him on a slightly different path, where he took up the role of National Sales Manager for the corporate book. In October 2013, he went on to head up the Commercial and Regional businesses for Avis RAC Southern Africa before taking on the role of Executive: Sales and Marketing at Avis Fleet in March 2016.
Before he joined Avis Fleet, Slade worked for Deloitte where he completed his articles as a Chartered Accountant and then became an Audit Manager.
Litha NkombisaExecutive: Sales and Marketing – Avis Fleet
Litha is currently Executive: Sales and Marketing at Avis Fleet. For 5 years, Litha successfully ran Barloworld Motor Retail, a business that formed an integral part of the Automotive Division. He has extensive experience in financial services and the motor industry. Litha is formerly Head, BEE Portfolio with Nedbank Corporate.
He is well respected in the financial field, and was voted top Corporate Banker in South Africa for 2002/3 by Association of Black Securities & Investment Professionals (ABSIP).
He also has intimate knowledge of the motor industry having spent time at BMW Finance in Munich, Germany, in their International Marketing and International Risk divisions. His other motor industry experience includes diverse roles as Risk Manager at BMW Finance, Dealer Development at General Motors and Dealer Principal of a BMW dealership. He obtained his qualifications from the Universities of the Witwatersrand and UNISA.
Tlhabi NtlhaHead: Value Stream Improvement – Barloworld Automotive & Logistics
Tlhabi Ntlha joined the Barloworld Group in 2012 as part of the Chartered Accountant Training Programme. During this time, she worked in various roles within the different divisions. After completing her articles, Tlhabi joined Avis Fleet in 2015 as a Financial Manager overseeing the Botswana and Namibia operations. She then moved into a Strategy Analyst role in 2016 before assuming the role of Executive: Strategy for Avis Fleet in 2017.
Some of the large projects that Tlhabi has been involved in, include the Barloworld Group transformational growth strategy which involved a review of all the existing businesses, as well as looking into growth opportunities for the Group. She was also active in co-designing and introducing a new Group operating model which will govern how issues and opportunities are prioritised and executed within the Group.
Thobeka NtshizaChief Financial Officer - Avis Fleet
Thobeka is the Chief Financial Officer of Avis Fleet. She joined Barloworld in February 2018 as Finance Director for Logistics: Supply Chain Management.
She is a Chartered Accountant with more than 10 years’ experience in such industries as manufacturing, FMCG and logistics, having worked for companies like Sasol and Coca-Cola. Thobeka specialises in financial management in complex organisations and has a distinct ability to simplify the complex – to break issues down and work through them systematically.
Thobeka holds various leadership qualifications in addition to her two post-graduate degrees in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of KwaZulu-Natal. In 2015, she was a finalist in the prestigious SAICA Top 35 under-35 CAs – an accolade that identified her as one of the best young chartered accountants in the country.
From 2013 to 2019, Thobeka served as an Audit Committee member for the Robben Island Museum. This post reflects her passion for preserving our heritage and ensuring that our national monuments are well-managed for future generations.
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