Renai Moothilal

Renai Moothilal is the Executive Director of the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM). He is also Chairperson of the South African Automotive Industry Export Council (AIEC), director of the South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC) and a board member of MerSETA.

Renai holds the qualifications of B. Com (Hons) and MA Development Studies, (cum laude).

He is recognised as an expert in the field of automotive sector development in South Africa. In leading NAACAM, Moothilal is responsible for driving engagements with government and other lead industry stakeholders and customers on issues that impact the automotive components subsector. He remains an advocate of increasing localisation rates in South Africa’s automotive value chain as well as promoting the adoption of class-leading technologies and skills among the supplier base.

Prior to taking over at NAACAM, Renai spent a decade at the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) in South Africa, mostly as a senior official in the Automotives unit. During this time, he was instrumental in managing various automotive and investment related policies and programmes. Renai has previous employment experience at the National Treasury, FNB Corporate and the Liberty Group.