Christine de Bruyn of Eqstra Fleet Services Namibia
Government and Community Sector
General Manager of two companies
Company, institution or business
Eqstra Fleet Services Namibia (Pty) Ltd
Omatemba Fleet Services (Pty) Ltd
“I started my career in the hotel industry as a Conference Manager. This lead to an offer from Avis Car Rental as Sales Manager. I was promoted to Airport Manager for Avis Car Rental at Hosea Kutako International Airport. Three months later I was promoted to Regional Manager for Avis Fleet Services Namibia.”
“In 1997 I decided to start my own conferencing business, Conference Solutions. I specialized in professional conference and event management, free-lance public relations and marketing as well as being an agent for public speakers.
“In 2003 Automated Fuel Services offered me a position to run and manage a project for them to roll-out e-Fuel in Namibia. I managed the process for a year, putting systems in place and training Namibians to take over the business.
“In 2005 I was approached by Imperial Fleet Services to join them as Sales Manager. A big part of my job was to bring the Omatemba Fleet Management Outsorcing Project with the government to a close for which I had to dispose of 800 vehicles.
“In 2007 I was promoted to Country Manager of both Imperial Fleet Services and Omatemba Fleet Services and in February 2015 I was promoted to General Manager, Namibia.
In the meantime, Imperial has unbundled and Eqstra Fleet Services Namibia was founded.
“After matric, I studied Hotel Management at the Wits Hotel School in Johannesburg where I obtained my International Diploma in Hotel Management in 1988.
“I am a self-driven, self-motivated individual with a passion for my job and industry in which I work. I like to have fun and do not take life too serious.”