By Moses Akaigwe
The African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) has appointed the president of the Automotive Assemblers Association of Ghana (AAAG), Jeffrey Oppong Peprah, as vice-president representing West Africa.
This is in addition to the vice-presidents representing North and Southern Africa as well as a VP for the Component Chapter. President of AAAM is Mike Whitfield, who is also the managing Director of Nissan Africa.
Jeffrey Oppong Peprah, CEO of Volkswagen Ghana, has entrepreneurship and strategic leadership competencies, with experience in the automotive industry, supply chain management and logistics, as well as sales and business development. He has an excellent understanding of the market dynamics of Sub-West Africa, as well as Product Engineering skills.
Commenting on his appointment Jeffrey said. “I am passionate about the pace of growth of Sub-Saharan Africa and although there are uncertainties, these mean that there are also lots of opportunities for rapid expansion of the automotive industry as the continent urbanises and a vibrant economy develops” asked what his vison for the Auto industry in Africa is, he responded “Stimulating the growth of the automotive industry sector in the Sub-Saharan Africa and paving the way for mobility for all in Africa”
David Coffey the CEO of AAAM said “I have worked closely with Jeffrey over the past two years and have experienced his absolute belief in and commitment to developing an automotive industry and ecosystem in Ghana and West Africa.
We welcome Jeffrey into the position of AAAM Vice President West Africa and look forward to continued collaboration to realise our vision for West Africa and the continent”
At the recent AGM of AAAM the current office bearers who were all eligible for re-election based on the constitution were unanimously re-elected to their positions for a further two years. They are: –
Mike Whitfield, as President of AAAM who is also the Managing Director Nissan Africa
Andrew Kirby, as AAAM Vice President Southern Africa who is also the President and Chief Executive Officer of Toyota South Africa Motors
Dr Markus Thill, as AAAM Vice President – Component Chapter who is also the President Region Africa, Robert Bosch
Dr Ahmed Fikry, as AAAM Vice President North Africa who is also the Managing Director for East Port Said for Main Development Co. (EP) and Managing Director for Egyptian German Automotive Co. (EGA)
AAAM focusses on the expansion and deepening of the automotive industry across Africa by working with governments to shape policies and provide support that will attract investors, unlock the economic potential of the continent and align a global network of stakeholders committed to the development of the automotive industry in Africa.
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