Weststar Associates Limited has explained why it decided to effect a sudden change in its management structure, especially with the unexpected removal of Mrs. Mary Ojulari, who has only spent one year in office. She took over the office from Mr. Mirko Plath, the Founding MD, who spent about 15 years in office.
Weststar Associates Limited is the officially authorised company permitted to distribute all Mercedes-Benz vehicles in Nigeria. As the distributor, it has some dealers.
Responding to enquiries from Transport Day, the company explained that “The Board of Directors of Weststar Associates Limited decided to seek new leadership in line with its vision to prepare the company for long-term sustainability in the Nigerian market and to improve the fulfillment of its obligations to the Manufacturer.
“We are currently focusing on leading a more structured, profitable and sustainable enterprise, and the Board believes that the best approach in the interim is to set up a team to manage the day-to-day affairs of the company.
“As mentioned in our previous communication, our current management team will continue in their roles duties, while Mrs. Anenih has now taken up the capacity of acting Managing Director in the interim.
“We will inform you of the next steps for Weststar in due course.”
Earlier, the company had issued a Press Statement saying Mrs. Ebere Anenih, as been appointed, as the managing director in acting basis.
Until her elevation; Mrs. Anenih was the General Counsel, Legal Compliance and Human Resources of the company.
She will be supported by members of the Management and Heads of Departments. They include:
Christopher Irumudomon, Head of Sales for Passenger Cars and Vans; Chima Otuechere,Treasury Manager; Ifeanyi Igbokwe Head of Aftersales; Umoh Ekanem, Head of Sales, Commercial Vehicles.
Others are Urban Lavan, National Parts Manager; Christiana Kanabe, Abuja Parts Manager; Victor Bolarin, Business & Network Development Manager; Junaid Raza, Workshop Manager, Passenger Cars; Oluwatobi Abimbola Marketing and Social Media Manager; and Chigozie Oranugo, Application & Network Support Engineer (IT).