Avis Southern Africa Executive Team
Ramasela Ganda is the Chief Executive of Avis Budget Southern Africa, at the helm of all car rental and leasing operations in Sub-Saharan Africa.
The accomplished leader brings extensive experience acquired from a number of blue chip companies including Vodacom, Telkom and the National Nuclear Regulator. Having joined the Barloworld Group in 2017 as Chief Financial Officer of Barloworld Equipment: Rental and Used, as well as being appointed Executive Head of Business Services.
Ramasela is a qualified chartered accountant with a B.Com (Hons. & CTA) from the University of Pretoria. With 22 years of strategic and financial experience, she is a distinguished professional.
Ramasela prides herself with several awards won throughout her career including Public Sector CFO of the year 2017 award from CFO SA. She was named Public Sector CFO of the year 2016 by African Women Chartered Accountants. She was a finalist for Business Woman of the Year 2016 and; CFO of the year 2016 awarded by The Association Black Securities and Investment Professionals (ABSIP).
Women empowerment is close to her heart as she believes in paying it forward. She has committed herself to empowering and offering young women opportunities that will see them assuming positions of influence.
Tlhabi Ntlha CA (SA)
Executive: Leasing Operations
Tlhabi Ntlha is the Executive for Leasing Operations at Avis Budget Southern Africa. The qualified chartered accountant joined the Barloworld Group in 2012 as part of the CA Training Programme, an opportunity which saw her working in Barloworld Corporate Office, Barloworld Equipment, Barloworld Internal Audit Services as well as Avis Fleet.
Upon completing her CA Training Programme, Tlhabi was appointed as the Financial Manager for Avis Fleet Namibia and Botswana in 2015. She then moved into a Strategy Analyst role in 2016 before assuming the role of Executive: Strategy for Avis Fleet in 2017. She has held positions in Business Excellence as part of deploying the Barloworld Business System lean leadership framework.
Having worked on a number of strategic growth projects across the Barloworld Group, including the Barloworld Group transformational growth strategy which culminated in defining the 2026 Bold Ambition, she became an executive at the age of 28. She was also active in co-designing and introducing a new Group operating model which governs how issues and opportunities are prioritised and executed with the Group. Tlhabi is a highly motivated, dynamic professional, who strives to bring a different perspective in anything she works on, continuously challenging the status quo.
Chief Operations Officer
David Porteous, Chief Operations Officer at Avis Budget Southern Africa has 32 years of experience gained within Avis. David started as a junior member of the operations team and worked his way up, assuming a number of senior and executive roles, including Dispatch Manager, Regional Manager, Operations Executive as well as Executive Used Cars.
In early 2006, he was positioned as Head: Zeda Car Sales, recently changed to Avis Car Sales, which had been operational for nearly 20 years furthermore, under his leadership, the business unit continues to exceed growth expectations.
He studied Business Management at both Damelin and UNISA whilst he worked his way through the ranks and recently completed a Management Development Programme also from UNISA.
Executive: Commercial Car Rental
Litha Carl Nkombisa is currently the Commercial Executive: Commercial Car Rental at Avis Budget Southern Africa. He has diverse business experience, spanning over 27 years. He joined the Barloworld Group on 1 October 2007 when he was appointed Chief Executive of Barloworld Motor Retail and as one of the strategic black empowerment partners in Barloworld Ltd’s BBBEE transaction. Since then he has fulfilled various executive and board roles at Barloworld Automotive, Barloworld Logistics, Avis Fleet, Avis Budget Rent a Car, Salvage Management & Disposals and at Barloworld South Africa.
Prior to joining Barloworld, Litha worked for a number of blue-chip companies including, BMW Finance in Munich, Germany, in their International Marketing and International Risk divisions as well as a Risk Manager at BMW Finance South Africa, BMW as a Dealer Principal, General Motors, responsible for Dealer Business Management & Dealer Development as well as Nedbank Corporate as the Head of the BEE Portfolio.
Some of his accolades include being voted as the top Corporate Banker in South Africa for 2002/3 by the Association of Black Securities & Investment Professionals (ABSIP).
He obtained his qualifications from the University of the Witwatersrand and University of South Africa, including management and executive development programmes from the University of Stellenbosch Business School and Gordon Institute of Business Science.
Executive: Commercial Leasing
Dalubuhle’s career in the vehicle and fleet industry spans over 20 years during which she has held many senior and executive management roles in a variety of corporate companies, including WesBank, Imperial Fleet Management, FleetAfrica, Daimler Fleet Management (Debis), as well as Netstar Fleet Solutions. Prior to joining Barloworld she ran her own company.
Dalubuhle has extensive experience in the Fleet Management industry specifically in Sales, Customer Services/Management, Fleet Administration and Operations, Pricing, Call Centre Management, Contract Negotiations, Contract Implementation, Management and Compliance. Her forte lies in Strategic Planning, Contract Implementation (Project Management) and Operations and her wide network in the industry.
Dalubuhle has MAP from Wits Business School.
Executive: Car Rental
Rebone Motsatsi, Executive: Car Rental, is an Industrial Engineering graduate from the University of Johannesburg and has completed both the Barloworld Leadership and Executive Development programmes at the University of Pretoria’s , Gordon’s Institute of Business Science (GIBS). After almost 8 years in the Public Sector, he joined Barloworld, where he has been for 12 years and performed various roles within the Group. He joined Avis Budget Southern Africa as Executive: Commercial in 2016, responsible for the Rent a Car operations in the Regional Countries as well as the growth of the Avis Value Added Products (Vans and Truck rental, Luxury cars and Chauffeur driven services) in South Africa.
Rebone is also a member of the Institute of Directors in Southern Africa (IODSA), and serves on a number of boards within the Group. He brings a wealth of experience to the Leadership team and hopes to inspire the next generation of Leaders through coaching and mentoring.
Thobeka Ntshiza CA (SA)
Chief Financial Officer
Thobeka Ntshiza, Chief Financial Officer at Avis Budget Southern Africa has over 14 years’ of experience in the FMCG and Manufacturing environments, gained from a number of blue-chip companies including Aveng Manufacturing, Coca-Cola South Africa and Sasol Technology. She is a Chartered Accountant and completed her articles with Sasol Chemical Industries. She joined the Barloworld Group as a Financial Director at Barloworld Logistics: Supply Chain Management.
One of her career highlights includes being a finalist for SAICA Top 35 under 35 CAs in 2015. Thobeka holds various leadership qualifications in addition to her two post-graduate degrees in Accounting and Financial Management from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.
Thobeka serves as a council member of Children of the Dawn, a foundation which takes care of orphans in South Africa, and is a former audit committee member of the Robben Island Museum, a position she held from 2013 to 2019.
Executive: Used Cars
Claudine Ebrahim is the Executive: Used Cars. She began her career at Avis in 1997, working her way up from being an administrator in Car Sales to embarking on a management trainee program, Regional Manager, Regional Operations Manager, General Manager Rental Operations North and on to her current position.
She holds various strategic qualifications including a certificate in Barloworld Leadership from Gordon Institute of Business Science as well as a certificate in Management from Rhodes Business School.
Executive: Information Technology
Sello Lehong is the Executive for Information Technology (IT) at Avis Budget Southern Africa. He joined Barloworld in 2018 as the Divisional Enterprise Architect within the Barloworld Automotive and Logistics Division.
He has more than 20 years of experience in the technology and innovation space. As an experienced business transformer with a demonstrated history of working across varied industries, some of his skills include; Design Thinking, Business Models, Digital Offerings, Customer Success, Strategy, Analytics, Enterprise Architecture, Leadership and aligning customer needs with long-term resolutions to complex technology challenges. Sello is also a communicator, skilled in building and strengthening relationships across functions to drive cohesive, strategic operations.
He has a demonstrated history and track record of working across multiple industries including; Telecommunications, Utilities, Oil and Gas, Insurance, and technology consultancy. Sello has led diverse and dynamic teams in Innovation and Digital, Enterprise Architecture, Security and Integration domains, data and analytics as well as Software Engineering. His professional experience also includes, rolling out top-notch technologies to facilitate organisational success and providing roadmaps that are aligned to business strategy, digital transformation, enterprise systems, and infrastructure capabilities with organisational strategic objectives.
Sello is passionate about people development and empowered – surfacing and celebrating organizational talent. He passionately believes in the following leadership principles: clarity of thought and word; learn-it-all attitude and relentless execution to achieve business outcomes.
He obtained his qualifications from the University of Limpopo, University of Pretoria and University of South Africa.