Taryn Woodbridge steps in as new Mercedes-Benz South Africa CFO


Taryn has been with the company since 2004, and takes over from retiring CFO Klaus Eser.

Mercedes-Benz South Africa has announced the appointment of Taryn Woodbridge as its new CFO, with effect from 1 December. Taryn will be taking over from Klaus Eser, who is set to retire at the end of November.

Taryn most recently served as the company’s senior manager of plant account and controlling, where she was responsible for overseeing all finance aspects related to the East London Plant, including investments, overheads, headcount and efficiencies.

She started at the car manufacturer in 2004 in the controlling division and rose through the ranks, serving as the manager of plant performance and operation, as well as manager of accounts and tax.

Prior to joining Mercedes-Benz South Africa she served as an audit manager at the Auditor-General of South Africa, and before that at Klinkradt and Associates, where she had completed her articles in 2001.

Taryn is a qualified CA(SA) with a master’s degree in taxation from Rhodes University.

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