Renai Moothilal

Renai Moothilal is the Executive Director of the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM)

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) 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 related policies and programmes. He has been part of several incentive adjudication committees as well having served as an advisor to automotive companies on issues related to investment and production in SA.

Moothilal’s earlier years at the dti were in its Investment Promotion unit whilst he has also previously worked at the National Treasury as well as FNB Corporate and Liberty Group.