South Africa-based WeBuyCars has appointed Bohlale Paile as its new head of human resources.

Bohlale Paile

Paile (LinkedIn profile) has more than a decade of experience at high-profile companies, such as Investec and Standard Bank Group. Her most recent position was head of HR and talent at Transaction Capital, which is the main shareholder in WeBuyCars, according to a media statement.

“We are delighted to have Paile on board. The last year has seen significant growth at WeBuyCars, which brought growth in employee numbers, resulting in a need for high-calibre people management to optimize our HR processes in line with our overall business strategy,” said Faan van der Walt, WeBuyCars CEO.

The auto vertical, founded in 2001, saw headline earnings grow by 58% to R406 million ($24.0 million U.S.) in the six-month period to March, according to a BusinessTech report. It bought and sold 60,046 and 58,520 vehicles, respectively, during the period.