Executive Managing Director: Cummins Africa and Middle East
Thierry Pimi has led the Cummins Africa Middle East ABO since September 2018. Prior to this, Thierry led the Cummins Southern Africa business from January 2016, bringing his proven financial, strategic, commercial and system controls experience gained across the business and various industries. In this role he expanded the company’s business model by aggressively pursuing growth opportunities in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique.
Thierry joined Cummins in 2009 in the Corporate Strategy team at the company headquarters in Columbus, USA where he led several projects involving growth, profitability, divestiture and acquisitions. In 2011, Thierry was appointed Africa Mining Business Leader where his strong relationships with African Distributors across the continent proved immensely valuable in his role, as did his work across complex cost and other efficiency performance programs. In 2014, he assumed the role of General Manager of Cummins North and West Africa Regional Operations, including overseeing the deployment and consolidation of company-owned entities in Morocco, Senegal, Cote d’Ivoire and Ghana. Based in Dakar, Senegal, Thierry made a notable difference in a market considered to be one of the largest and fastest-growing business areas in Africa.
Thierry is a professional mechanical engineer with almost 2 decades’ experience in the power generation, manufacturing and mining industries. He grew up in Cameroon where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Yaoundé 1. He also holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) with majors in Finance and Strategy from Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana (USA) and a Certificate of Mining Studies from the University of British Columbia (Canada). He is passionate about achieving results with a diverse, inclusive and highly motivated team. He is a staunch supporter of promoting local talent and has unleased diverse and capable teams across the regions in which he has worked, combining seasoned industry leaders with exciting new hires equipped with strong local knowledge and solid regional culture.