The other OEM members are BMW, Nissan, Isuzu, Volkswagen and Toyota who together with non-OEM and affiliate members make up what is the only African body, focusing on the expansion and deepening of the automotive industry across the continent, by working with governments to shape and implement policies that will attract investors. Thereby unlocking the economic potential of the continent and aligning a global network of stakeholders committed to the development of the Automotive industry in Africa.
“With the upcoming Auto Forum that seeks to unpack how Africa can jumpstart its automotive industry, we felt that this was the ideal time to Join the AAAM and be part of the exciting journey of exploring the potential opportunities for the automotive industry that Africa holds” said Dhiren Vanmali, Executive Director Government Affairs – Africa
The Auto Forum, a virtual conference being held in September, which is already oversubscribed, will explore the themes of Regional Value Chains, Enabling Policy through Government and Driving Affordability, through dialogue and participation from key stakeholders around the world.
“The fact that the Auto Forum sessions are already fully subscribed is testament to the credibility and work that the AAAM is doing to develop the Automotive industry in Africa and Ford are looking forward to being able to contribute to this.” added Dhiren Vanmali.