African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) to aim grow production from 1.1m vehicles per year to 5m by 2035.
Newly elected President of AAAM said this after being voted into her new position by the voting the members.
AAAM, established in 2015, is the only African body focusing on the expansion and deepening of the automotive industry across the continent.
The African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) has said that the body aims to grow Africa’s automotive manufacturing industry from 1.1 million vehicles a year today to some 3.5 million or even 5 million by 2035
Martina Biene, Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA) Chairperson and Managing Director, was recently elected President of AAAM said this after being voted into her new position by the voting the members of AAAM.
“I became passionate about Africa after completing an internship in Cape Town before joining Volkswagen in Germany. My career has allowed me to return to Africa to help with the industrialisation of Africa through the automotive industry which will help to create opportunities and sustainable jobs.
“I am thankful for the work that Mike and the AAAM team have done to date and I am humbled to be able to play a key role through AAAM to grow the automotive manufacturing industry from the 1.1 million vehicles a year today to some 3.5 million or even 5 million by 2035.”
Martina Biene takes over as President of the Association of African Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) from Mike Whitfield, who has been President since July 2020. Mike will remain on the Executive of AAAM as the Immediate Past President.
The AAAM was established in November 2015 with Jeff Nemeth from Ford as the first President and Mike Whitfield as the Vice President. It is the only African body focusing on the expansion and deepening of the automotive industry across the continent, by working with governments to shape policies that will attract investors to unlock the economic potential of the continent and align a global network of stakeholders, committed to the development of the Automotive industry in Africa.