DT Dobie hires former CMC boss as Kenya CEO

A DT Dobie showroom in Nairobi. file photo | nmg
A DT Dobie showroom in Nairobi. file photo | nmg 

Ian Middleton, a former executive of motor dealer CMC, has replaced the long-serving Zarak Khan as the new Managing Director of DT Dobie Kenya.

The change in management at the company, which takes effect Wednesday, will see the former managing director who has served the company for the last 36 years take over as the DT Dobie Kenya group chairman.

“I have known DT Dobie as a colleague and competitor from different markets in Africa but I’m now happy to be working with them from Kenya,” said Mr Middleton.

He has previously worked at CMC Automobiles in Tanzania as chief executive.

Mr Middleton has also held positions of general manager, Tata Motors in Zambia and managing director, Alliance Autos Nigeria Limited.
He holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Oxford Brookes University.
DT Dobie Kenya is one of the Kenyan subsidiaries of CFAO Automotive, the largest automotive network in Africa and the French overseas territories.
The company was set up in Kenya in 1949 and serves the country from five branches in Kenya’s largest cities, Nairobi, Kisumu, Eldoret, Mombasa and Nakuru providing customers with a responsive and reliable services.