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Neil De Koker

Founding President and CEO, Original Equipment Suppliers Association

De-KokerNeil De Koker is the founding president and CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA). OESA provides a forum for members to address issues of common interest, provides a voice for the industry and promotes the interests of the original equipment supplier community. The association currently represents over 450 companies with global automotive sales of more than $300 billion. De Koker’s 51 year career in the industry includes 23 years with General Motors Corporation where he played a lead role in the organization and development of the Saturn Corporation. He also served as senior vice president at Magna International and at two Tier 2 suppliers and as president of the Automotive Parts Manufacturers Association of Canada.

De Koker serves on the Board of the Automotive Hall of Fame, the Board of Trustees of Kettering University and the Board of the Center for Automotive Research. De Koker is a recognized industry expert on issues facing the automotive industry with a particular emphasis on customer-supplier relations.