Johannesburg, 20 August 2020 – Autoboys is proud to announce that its CEO, Filum Ho, has been made a board member at Automotive Glass Europe (AGE).
AGE provides automotive glass repair and replacement of the highest quality for all vehicle types.
Known for its competitive prices, AGE operates all over Europe in 20 countries and in over 1550 locations. It has 7000 specialist glass professionals and works closely with partner companies in other parts of the world as well.
One of those partner companies is Autoboys, here in South Africa.
Marco Moreno, managing director at AGE, welcomed Filum’s appointment: “We are proud to have Filum join our Board at such an exciting time in our development. There is no doubt that he will make a valuable contribution in our transformation into a truly global, digitally orientated, value-creating automotive partner for insurers and fleets all over the world.”
Commenting on his appointment, Filum added: “It’s an honour to be part of this exciting network and I’m looking forward to bringing a different perspective to this organisation from my base here in South Africa.”
Born in Taiwan but now living in South Africa, Filum transitioned from a top career in investment banking at the likes of Deutsche Bank and Merrill Lynch to shaking up SA’s auto parts, glass and paint markets.
Autoboys is known for its innovative ideas, excellent service, professionalism, high-quality parts, premium paint systems and perfection in glass-fitting. The company has 80 outlets across South Africa, 290 insurance partners and over 169 fitment vehicles.
In 2017, African Rainbow Capital (ARC) acquired a 51% stake in Autoboys, making it SA’s first black-owned national glass and collision parts provider. Autoboys is rated at a B-BBEE Level 1.
In addition to his role at Autoboys, Filum is also the Vice Chairman of Right to Repair SA (R2RSA), an organisation that has championed much-needed changes for consumers in the South African automotive sector.
Filum is a graduate from the University of Michigan and the SEED programme at Stanford University.