Mr Shawn Govender, Plant Manager, Ford Motor Company

Topic – Turnaround strategies for distressed businesses, now!

Shawn is the Plant Manager of the Ford Motor Company in Gqeberha. He completed his high school career in 1987 at Woolhope Secondary School in Malabar after which he worked as an operator at Firestone and Bridgestone. Shawn later obtained a B—Tech and MBA qualification in Industrial Engineering.

Shawn has years of extensive experience within the ambit of Lean Manufacturing Deployment, FPS Specialist (Michigan, North America), Train the Trainer/facilitator at Windsor, Canada and Statistical Engineering. He has held positions as a Group Manufacturing Director: Africa at Komatsu Mining, Chief Operating Officer at Formex Industries, Group Operations Director: Africa –at Johnson Controls and Plant Manager at General Motors.

Shawn is proud to be an ambassador of Ford Motor Company – a well renowned business that has taken home two awards at the 2020 Exporter of the Year Awards – winner of the IDC Job Creation Award and winner of the Best Exporter-OEM Award.

Shawn leads with humility and grace and is a notable example of authentic leadership.