Mercedes-Benz South Africa has announced that Nicolette Lambrechts, vice-president of its Vans Division, has been appointed to a similar position in Canada, effective from January next year.

Lambrechts has been head of Mercedes-Benz Vans since January 2014, also serving as a member of the executive committee of Mercedes-Benz South Africa. She joined the company in 2001 as a graduate trainee.

Paying tribute, Arno van der Merwe, CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa, said: “Nicolette has led the vans business to various highlights and achievements over the years and continues to build on the successes she has achieved with her respective teams in each of the roles she has filled. We wish her well in her future journey as part of Mercedes-Benz Canada and know that they gain a valuable member to their team.”