Know more about : Jeff Osborn

 

Head of Gumtree Auto ZA

 

Gumtree

 

July 2013 – Present (1 year 8 months)

 

Focused on the launch of Gumtree South Africas automotive platform.

Gumtree is an online classifieds and community website. Classified ads are either free or paid for depending on the product category and the geographical market

 

CEO

 

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

 

Zenex

 

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

 

Caltex

 

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.