Makgola Makololo new MD Bombardier Transportation
Makgola Makololo, MD Bombardier Transportation South Africa

Bombardier Transportation appoints new MD for South Africa

Bombardier Transportation has appointed Makgola Makololo as the new managing director for South Africa. In this role, Ms. Makololo will oversee Bombardier Transportation’s strategy development and deployment in the country, with sustainable customer and partner relationships as priorities.

Makololo has held various roles throughout her career, including Acting Deputy Director-General for Energy at the Department of Public Enterprises.

“We are delighted to welcome Makgola Makololo to Bombardier as Managing Director for South Africa; her leadership experience and award laden career makes her a great addition to our senior team.

“Makgola Makololo has been a trusted leader and proven business partner in South Africa for more than 15 years, and this appointment brings Bombardier the opportunity to refresh and strengthen its business relationships with its customers, rail operators and industry partners, and focus on sustainable business growth,” said Andy DeLeone, President, Europe, Middle East, Africa and India Region.

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Makololo replaces Aubrey Lekwane, the former managing director for South Africa, who will take over as Bombardier Transportation‘s Head of Institutional Relations for South Africa.

Bombardier Transportation in South Africa operates a train propulsion system manufacturing plant in Johannesburg and a locomotive assembly facility in Durban.

The company has maintenance depots across South Africa, supporting various rail operators. Bombardier Transportation is a long-standing partner of Gautrain as the supplier of its commuter trains and signalling systems. It will maintain the Gautrain fleet until 2026.

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