Renai Moothilal is the Executive Director of the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM). Having previously chaired the Automotive Industry Export Council, he is also a director of the South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference (SATMC) and a member of the MerSETA board. Renai holds the qualifications of B. Com (Hons) and MA Development Studies, (cum laude) from UKZN, and is recognised as an expert in the field of automotive sector development in South Africa. He is an advocate of increasing localisation rates in South Africa’s automotive value chain, supporting the sector’s transformation imperative, as well as promoting the adoption of class-leading technologies and skills among the supplier base. Prior to 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 period, he was instrumental in managing various automotive and investment related policies and programmes. Other professional experience includes time at National Treasury, FNB Corporate and Liberty Group.