Know more about : Jeff Osborn


Head of Gumtree Auto ZA




July 2013 – Present (1 year 8 months)


Focused on the launch of Gumtree South Africas automotive platform.

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Retail Motor Industry Organisation


October 1999 – June 2013 (13 years 9 months)


I joined the Motor Industries’ Federation (MIF) in that same year as National Director of the Fuel Association and became CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) in 2001 – the National Body representing the retail motor industry in South Africa, with regional offices in all provinces of the country and employing in excess of 90 people. Took the RMI from technical insolvency, to its strongest financial position ever (105 year existence).


Business Owner




January 1983 – January 1999 (16 years 1 month)


Owned and operated a group of major Zenex Oil retail fuel service stations, including convenience stores, workshops and car washes, in the North of Johannesburg for 16 years. The DF Malan Drive site became Zenex’s top pumper in the country. My company employed in the region of 80 people. Zenex used me extensively to train their retail staff and dealers


Lt Colonel . Officer Commanding Brigade Field Workshop


South African Defence Force


1982 – 1992 (10 years)Jhb


Citizen Force .OC 31Fld Wksp 72 Bde


Manager Technical Sales




January 1970 – January 1983 (13 years 1 month)Johannesburg Area, South Africa


Was in the employ of Caltex Oil for 14 years and spent a year overseas on various product development projects and assignments in Australia, USA and UK. Held the position of Manager Technical Sales SA heading up a team of 18 lube engineers serving the lubrication and fuel needs of numerous major mines around the country, the SA Railway Services and general industry.